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Dustin Brown is happy with the outcome of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Not so much about the Prudential Center ice conditions. "It was like playing with a tennis ball, quite honestly," the Kings captain said of the poor ice conditions during Wednesday's Cup showdown in New Jersey. But Brown wasn't the only one unimpressed by the ice conditions, which seemed to be a result of the humidity in the arena. Brown's teammate, Justin Williams, also said the ice "wasn't very good." As for the Devils? Yeah, they weren't big fans of the ice surface either. Goaltender Martin...

Stanley Cup Finals Begin Tonight

                              Dustin Brown and the Kings have destroyed their opponents in route to a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Hey everyone, tonight is game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.  The game begins at 8 pm eastern time on NBC.  The Kings enter the series with a 12-3 playoff record after defeating the...

Anze Kopitar scores pretty goal in OT

Carter, Richards reunited for Cup run

NEWARK -- When Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were unceremoniously traded from Philadelphia, it’s understandable to think they weren’t too happy about it. And they weren’t.“We were pretty mad,” Richards said about the trade. “I'm not going to lie. It's something I've never had before. I've never been traded. Jeff has never been traded. For us to be traded...

Game 1 reaction: Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar on OT goal

Anze Kopitar was the clutch performer Wednesday night in Game 1 with the game-winning overtime goal that sent the Kings ahead in the Stanley Cup Finals 1-0 against the New Jersey Devils. Here’s the look: Kopitar had the following to say, via L.A. Kings Insider: “It feels great. Every time you get the chance to finish it off in OT, you know, to face a world-class...

Drew Doughty’s Play Has Been Awsome

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Doughty has a surfer boy’s demeanour when things are going well. He is apt to blurt out just about anything, with every third sentence is punctuated by the word “awesome.” Goaltender Jonathan Quick is awesome. Head coach Darryl Sutter is awesome. The Kings’ new-found notoriety in Los Angeles is totally awesome. There is a confident...

Tim Panaccio: On Richards and Carter

I have a series of blogs on Mike Richards and Jeff Carter from the NHL Media Day at the Stanley Cup Final. They both came off as extremely happy with their lives right now. Here's a link: click here Here are some partial transcripts from them on Tuesday, as well, courtesy of the NHL and ASAP FastScripts: THE MODERATOR: Questions for Jeff Carter. Q. (No...

Kopitar's breakaway goal give Kings a Game 1 win in OT

NEWARK, N.J. -- As he skated in all alone on a breakaway attempt, Anze Kopitar recalled the last two times he faced legendary goalkeeper Martin Brodeur in a shootout -- and failed. "It goes back the last couple of years," said Kopitar, the Los Angeles Kings center who won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals with a goal against Brodeur at 8:13 of the first overtime Wednesday...

Kings In The Spotlight

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, At this stage, the inner child comes out in nearly every hockey player and coach. New Jersey Devils icon Martin Brodeur sounded like an excited teenager, not a seen-it-all 40-year-old goaltender Tuesday at media day for the Stanley Cup Final before their series against the Kings. You might have thought it was his first Final, not his fifth. Less...

Los Angeles Kings’ Twitter account bags on New Jersey before Stanley Cup Finals

Did you know what day the Stanley Cup Finals begins?  Quick, what seed is each team?  If you knew the answers to both those questions, color me impressed.  To keep hockey relevant before the Finals get underway (on Wednesday), the Los Angeles Kings (the Western Conference’s eight-seed) and the New Jersey Devils (the Eastern Conference’s six-seed) exchanged Twitter pleasantries...

Jonathan Quick Following Tim Thomas' Blueprint on Path to Stanley Cup Finals (Video)

Jonathan Quick has been outstanding this postseason, looking a lot like the unbelievable goalie he's been billed as for a few seasons. Quick has lead the Los Angeles Kings from the shadows of an eight seed in the Western Conference all the way to a Stanley Cup Finals berth. The talented 26-year-old will take the ice opposite three-time Stanley Cup champion Martin Brodeur on Wednesday...

Jeff Carter Gets Leveled, Flyers Fans Everywhere Crack A Smile

Thanks to SB Nation for this gem. There are so many awesome things about this. Maybe this series will be interesting after all.

Game 1: A Bounce Here or There

Anze Kopitar is hardly the skater a goaltender wants to see bearing down on him in overtime with yards of unimpeded ice. Kopitar's slick hands, put on display during the St. Louis series, waited out Martin Brodeur and snagged Los Angeles a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday evening, giving the Kings home-ice advantage in the process. In a physical game...

"The Piece" Looks for Second Ring with Kings

Despite being the eight seed in the vaunted Western Conference, the Los Angeles Kings find themselves four wins away from their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.  The recipe for success has been timely scoring, solid defense, and superb goaltending. But, while Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty, Mike Richards, and Anze Kopitar have received most of the attention, Rob...

Stanley Cup Finals Preview

I can assure you that nobody saw the Los Angeles Kings vs The New Jersey Devils for the Stanley Cup coming. The Kings have been the hottest team in the NHL playoffs and only the second 8 seed in NHL history to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.  Forwards Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown have been terrorizing opponents while goalie Jonathan Quick has been an absolute nightmare for...
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