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There may be a Cinderella team or two left in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings aren't one of them.
The surprise in the Kings' improbable if not completely unexpected run isn't that they beat first-seeded Vancouver and second-seeded St. Louis. Los Angeles was a combined 5-3 in the regular season against the two teams that combined for 220 points.
It's the manner in which they beat the Canucks and Blues that's surprising. The Kings became the first team since the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins to win its first two playoff series in as few as nine games. They trailed in the St. Louis series for all of seven minutes and 42 seconds.
Any shock expressed at Los Angeles' current standing came from the outside looking in. Within the dressing room, this is exactly where the Kings expected to be when training camp opened in September.
"I think that maybe in the media, maybe that's the way it is," Dustin Penner said after the ...
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LOS ANGELES Though the national and Canadian media and more casual hockey fans have leapt onto the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings' bandwagon during their shockingly short dispatches of Vancouver and St. Louis, don't expect Dustin Brown to remove the team's blinders.
"We just focus on what we have to do in here in this room," Brown said at practice Saturday...
After playing a bruising series against the St. Louis Blues and delivering enough hits to rank fifth among playoff performers, Kings captain Dustin Brown was glad to get some rest Monday.
For his mind.
His body needed the respite after he dished out 39 hits over two rounds and helped carry the Kings to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1993. But Brown, who...
The last time the Kings reached the conference finals, their current captain hadn't yet celebrated his ninth birthday. A couple of the current Kings were barely out of diapers in 1993.
In fact, the last time the Kings reached the Western Conference Finals, they weren't even the Western Conference Finals. They were the Campbell Conference Finals. Whatever they're called...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The moment that Dustin Brown came crashing onto the larger NHL playoff stage is easily determined. It occurred during the Los Angeles Kings’ opening-round series against the Vancouver Canucks, when Brown delivered a clean, crunching open-ice hit on Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. At a time when all manner of body checks were examined...
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, As the longest-serving current Kings, forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar have been through the worst of hockey times.
Brown, who made his NHL debut during the 2003-04 season, and Kopitar, who made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2006-07, have been there for all the broken promises and unrealized dreams, through coaching changes and baffling...
Life gets to be serious, too serious at times. And so we turn to things like sports to ease our worries and take our minds off of the mundane and stressful aspects of our day to day. Sometimes that is still not enough when we read about coaches getting fined for openly criticizing the league, or when your team is losing, or even when your favourite player is being suspended, is injured...
Well, when Jesse said we were going to continue podcasting all throughout the 2012 NHL Playoffs... I had no idea it would be regarding the Los Angeles Kings! So now that the LA Kings are advancing to the 3rd Round (!) against the Phoenix Coyotes, it's a brand-new episode of All The Kings Men with myself , Podcaster General Jesse Cohen and The Mayor John Hoven. And I'...
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There's a reason why teams put so much weight on just making the playoffs, whatever their seed. The Los Angeles Kings showed why on Sunday, blasting past the St. Louis Blues one more time to finish off the series sweep. The Kings -- the eighth seed in the Western Conference -- now advance to the finals in the West. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Sunday, May...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Although the Los Angeles Kings are in uncharted playoff territory for this roster, they're meeting a familiar opponent there.
The Kings spent Tuesday in early preparations for their all-Pacific Division matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes. Los Angeles is making its second trip to the conference finals in 45 years...
The further that the Los Angeles Kings progress in the playoffs, the more I worry that Bryan Murray’s interest in impending unrestricted free agent Dustin Penner will grow with each goal or point that he adds to his totals.
Murray’s interest in the player dates back to 2004, when as the GM in Anaheim, he signed Penner as a collegiate free agent out of the University...
If you had asked me if I thought it was possible for the Los Angeles Kings to pull off a sweep of the St. Louis Blues, I would have said absolutely not. Possible, but virtually impossible. Sweeps are not easy to come by. Most teams at least put up somewhat of a fight and get a game in. The Blues did not even whimper. At times, they virtually handed it to the Kings by taking...