Found June 09, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, At this stage he undoubtedly is hurt or sore, though no player will admit to the slightest ache until the season ends. And the Devils’ forechecking has, excuse the pun, bedeviled him. “This is the best team that we’ve played,” he said Friday. True enough. But Brown, who has led the Kings this far by gutsy example, will get a second chance Saturday at the Prudential Center to lead them around the ice with the Cup. For that to happen he must be more of a presence than he was in the first four games. The Kings missed a chance to win the Cup at home Wednesday, a game they agreed they didn’t deserve to win because the desperate Devils outhustled them and outworked them. Brown doesn’t want to squander another chance to make his mark and skate that happiest of victory laps. “I think all playoffs we’ve had different players step up at key points. It’s been myself in a few games and I think I’ve been pretty quiet in the Final so far and it’s up to our ...

Scariest part of suddenly-dominant Kings

When the Los Angeles Kings take the ice Saturday night in Newark for Game 5, they have a chance to win their first ever Stanley Cup.  If they can’t wrap it up then, they’ll have two more cracks at it.  As a No. 8 seed, some may say the Kings are a fluke.  They aren’t – far from it.  In fact, this could be the start of something special for years to come.Since the salary...

Devils offer Sheen tix, place to smoke

Following his meltdown outside the Staples Center during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Charlie Sheen has now been offered a few perks by the Devils for Game 5. 

Back at practice, Kings again have eyes on prize

Jonathan Quick was back in lockdown mode: preparing for Game 5 of the finals as though it were Game 1, and not the Los Angeles Kings' second chance to claim the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. As he did on media day in advance of the series opener against the New Jersey Devils, the Kings' stellar goalie faced reporters on Friday with a baseball cap yanked...

Sutter, Kings unflapped by loss in Game 5

NEWARK, N.J. -- After the Los Angeles Kings' loss to the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, Kings coach Darryl Sutter bluntly dismissed the idea that his team one that had suffered just its third setback in 18 playoff games was a group that struggled to close. "Awesome," Sutter scoffed Wednesday night with a pitch that rang somewhere between amused...

Los Angeles Kings contribute 50K to help catch baby killer

The Los Angeles Kings have pledged 50,000 dollars in reward money in an effort to help find the killer of a 1-year old Watts boy, who died from a gunshot wound Monday night. The announcement came as part of the “2,000 Acts of Hope”, which is a charitable initiative in the Los Angeles area. The shooting is said to be gang related.

Morning Skate: June 9

Los Angeles Kings @ New Jersey DevilsStanley Cup Final, Game 58:00 ET… TV: NBC, CBCPlayers to watch:LA-      Dustin BrownCaptain Brown has struggled a bit of late, collecting just two points in the last six games.  However, his best work this postseason has come on the road and the Kings can taste the Holy Grail.  Look for a strong game from Brown tonight.NJ-      Ryan...

Kings suddenly look beatable as Devils win again

As much as the Los Angeles Kings love playing on the road, it will be panic time if they have to visit New Jersey again. Gone is the Kings' invincibility away from home as Los Angeles had its 10-game, road-winning streak in these playoffs snapped along with a 12-game run that began last year, in losing 2-1 to the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday...

Still Quick-er... Rock-Solid Game 5 shifts Series back to LA

        History wont be made, it's BEING made! A perfect 10-0 road record for the Kings, SNAPPED! Another opportunity to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup, put on hold; why? The Devils live to see another day solely on their resilliency to not give up, to play disciplined, to play a full 60 minutes, to get men in front of the net and take shots, basically, in a nut shell, the...

Matt Greene smokes Patrick Elias

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more. This was an interesting turn of events - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene fails to get the puck deep and the New Jersey Devils break out of the defensive zone with speed. As the play develops and moves through the defensive zone Kings defenseman Matt Greene absolutely blows up...

Admiring Jonathan Quick

While there is no doubt that New York Rangers’ fans love their netminder, Henrik Lundqvist, these fans should know that there is another goaltender out there who they should admire. Right now, that is Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. Quick has his hockey club one win away from the team’s first Cup in franchise history and has done so in unbelievable fashion. Quick...

Devils hand Kings first road playoff loss with game five win

What a difference a few days make. Back on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Kings were one win away from winning its first ever Stanley Cup. Now, three days later and two New Jersey Devils wins, the 2012 Stanley Cup Final has a different feel to it. Once again, New Jersey got on the board first, then retook the lead following an LA equalizer and eventually held on for a 2-1 win over the...

Adam Carolla enters Jimmy Kimmel Live in LA Kings’ gear

Los Angeles-based comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla is know to frequent Jimmy Kimmel Live from time to time, and he did so recently wearing a Jonathan Quick jersey. He went all out for the appearance, donning a helmet, roller blades and even a hockey stick. Few people in this universe can claim to be funnier [...]
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