Found May 28, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Dustin Brown is unlikely to stand up in the Los Angeles locker room before the Stanley Cup finals opener Wednesday night and deliver a stirring, emotional speech that would make Mark Messier proud. The Kings captain prefers showing to telling, and his playoff performance has shown he's good enough to lead the Kings toward their first title. Brown's hard-hitting, high-scoring leadership has been the biggest revelation of the postseason for the eighth-seeded Kings. But his quantum leap forward began during the regular season. Brown's run of stellar play began right after he became prominently featured in trade-deadline rumors. Brown is the postseason's third-leading scorer and one of its biggest hitters, too. Critics call him dirty, but his teammates say he's brilliant at toeing the line of legality.

Scuderi's Cup experience valuable to Kings

NEWARK -- The Los Angeles Kings are back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993, but it’s not the first Cup run for veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi.The 33-year-old Long Island native has been with the Kings since July of 2009. Prior to that Scuderi was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization and on the roster when they reached the Cup Final in 2008 and 2009...

McSorley hopes LA Kings reverse his curse

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Somewhere in Marty McSorley's home in Hermosa Beach is a hockey stick with a blade that's curved at least a quarter-inch more than the legal limit. The longtime NHL tough guy doesn't keep the most infamous stick in Los Angeles Kings history on display, saying it's not important enough. He's probably correct: The stick's proper place...

Los Angeles Kings Trying to Continue Trend of Taking Home Stanley Cup After Starting Journey in Europe

When the Bruins won the Stanley Cup last June, many on the team pointed to how the team came together during its long season-opening trip to Europe. The bonds formed in Belfast and Prague helped bring a tight-knit team even closer together, and that chemistry and camaraderie was a big part of their success. The 2010-11 Bruins aren't the only recent NHL club to benefit from a...

Cup appearance finalizes Kings' turnaround

Dustin Brown was at the Toyota Sports Center when a courted Ilya Kovalchuk visited the Los Angeles Kings' offices and practice facility in the summer of 2010. The two eventual Stanley Cup Finalists exchanged the friendly pleasantries one would expect between a pair of conference-separated forwards who had appeared against each other in a regular season NHL game only four times...

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...

Are the Kings really still underdogs?

Stanley Cup predictions are filing in and one fact remains constant: Los Angeles is an underdog yet again. The writers and experts over at have released their selections for the Stanley Cup and once again the Los Angeles Kings aren't receiving much love. Considering LA's extremely impressive march through the playoffs the question must be asked - why are they still...

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...

Flyers rooting for ex-Flyers Carter, Richards

Updates. With AP Photos. By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Flyers West has a pretty large fan club bullish on their chances of winning the Stanley Cup. Those cheers heard down the turnpike for Game 1 are from the original Philadelphia Flyers. Honest, they insist. Less than a year after stars Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were traded on the same day by the Flyers, the duo will skate...

Your Stanley Cup Finals announcing schedule

The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals will guarantee history as either the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Kings (8th seed) or the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils (6th seed) will become the highest (or lowest, depending on your worldview) seed to lift Lord Stanley's Cup.  The NHL has been blessed with an outstanding playoffs to this point, and the Finals shouldn...

Captains America: Brown and Parise in Spotlight for U.S. Hockey

  NEWARK -- Hockey has been considered Canada’s game, but U.S. hockey has slowly been making inroads. When the puck drops tonight in Newark two American born captains will be on the ice for each squad, a rarity in the Stanley Cup Finals. Zach Parise, the captain of the Devils, may be best known by the casual fan for his game tying shot in the gold medal game against Canada in...

Puck Drunk Love's Playoff Predictions - Stanley Cup Finals

(Graphic courtesy of RLD Hockey) We've come to the final stage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It is now a race to four wins between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils. After notching 12 victories each, the two teams will be leaving everything they have on the ice in hopes of getting their names recorded in the history books. Join us as we conclude our PDL picks...
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