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from Craig Custance of ESPN, While St. Louis was flying around them, the Kings’ players repeated the same talking points that have pushed them this far. Keep working hard. Keep finishing checks, and believe at some point it’s going to turn.
It’s one thing to say it, but these Kings now truly believe it. Captain Dustin Brown said these seeds of confidence were planted during a stretch of home games in mid-March. The Kings beat the Red Wings. They doubled up the Predators. They crushed the Sharks and found a way to beat the Blues 1-0 in a shootout. A Los Angeles team that should have been good all season started to realize it really was.
For Quick, the team confidence grew even more when the Kings found a way to make the playoffs down the stretch, earning crucial point after crucial point until they finally clinched a spot.
Then came a first-round series win against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Canucks, and the Kings’ confidence is now entrenched.
“What it comes down to is aside...
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If there was ever a simple formula towards winning a playoff series, Darryl Sutter could write a book about it. "Sutter's Law" would be the shortest book ever written.
"Goaltenders, special teams, top players, unsung heroes and discipline," he revealed in a memorable, pithy quote last week. "Write it down and don't forget it."
The Kings are...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have announced the following player transactions. All players below are expected to join the Kings at practice Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Recalled from Manchester (AHL):
Andy Andreoff LW (jersey No. 64)
Justin Azevedo C (jersey No. 62)
Andrew Campbell D (jersey No. 81)
Marc-Andre Cliche C (jersey No. 67)
Richard Clune LW (jersey No. 56...
A few hours before Game 1 of the second-round playoff series, St. Louis Ken Hitchcock said those expecting a low-scoring game between the Kings and Blues would be "shocked and surprised."
No, not really.
In a game that was every bit as physical and tight-checking as expected, the two teams that allowed the fewest goals in the regular season went down to the wire, and...
ST. LOUIS It might be wishful thinking, but Coach Darryl Sutter is hoping the scent of playoff success will revive left wing Dustin Penner when the Kings open their second-round playoff series against theSt. Louis Blues on Saturday at Scottrade Center.
Sutter switched wingers toward the end of the Kings' first-round victory over Vancouver, putting Penner alongside Mike Richards...
ST. LOUIS -- A few weeks ago, before the Kings began their playoff journey, center Jarret Stoll said that as a young player with Edmonton in 2006, he and his No. 8-seeded Oilers teammates gained a lot of confidence from upsetting the No. 1-seeded Detroit Red Wings. Those Oilers went on to the Stanley Cup finals that spring, losing in seven games to Carolina.
Now that the No. 8-seeded...
The Los Angeles Kings have recalled 10 players from the AHL's Manchester Monarchs to serve as a taxi squad following the minor-league club's ouster from the AHL's Calder Cup playoffs. The group includes two players who have seen NHL action for the Kings. Left wing Richard Clune played in 14 games for Los Angeles during the 2009-10 season, recording two assists, while...
There's a warrant out for Jonathan Quick.
It wasn't just a robbery. It was a mugging, an assault with a deadly weapon, and a Krays style beatdown.
Jonathan Quick jacked 'em up.
The last two times the Kings faced the Blues in the playoffs... they were swept both times.
Quick wasn't about to allow 9 straight.
Andy McDonald is going to toss and turn all...
Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview and Predictions series. With Round 1 in the books as of Thursday night, we take a look at the crop of the few, the proud, the Conference semifinalists.
The Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues have begun the Mirror Series, and there’s no telling who will come out on top, in part, because, there’s no greater...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Just like the first round, the St. Louis Blues dropped the series opener at home.
Unlike the first round, they have serious injury issues heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Kings.
Top defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was not at practice on Sunday, the morning after getting checked face-first into the boards by Dwight King...
The LA Kings continued to play a tight, defensive game and it lead to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues tonight.
Defenseman Matt Greene had the game-winning goal, as he joined Dustin Brown on a shorthanded rush and was left alone in front of the next after the original shot was stopped by Brian Elliott.
We have two teams with Defense on their minds as they prepare to meet each other. Both have great goaltenders. St Louis just happens to have two of them, Elliott and Halak. But Quick is as good as having two goalies. This will be a big defensive battle. This will also be a low scoring series. The Kings surprised the hockey world by defeating Vancouver in 3 out of 4 games. St Louis...
LA KINGS 40-27-1595 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHLvsST. LOUIS BLUES49-22-11109 pts, 2nd in Western Conference, 3rd in NHL
Kings Won Regular Season Series 3-1
Kings Lead Playoff Series 1-0
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Remember two years ago when the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens beat the heavily favored Capitals and Penguins in the first two rounds? I think that this year’s Habs are the Los Angeles Kings. They played that defensive style just well enough to beat some of those offensive first teams. The Kings sit back and clog everything up. They score when you mess up.
The St. Louis...
Dwight King received 2 for boarding for this hit on Alex Pietrangelo who did not return to the game.