Found June 06, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
Center Mike Richards wont be in the lineup when the Kings face the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Coach Darryl Sutter confirmed after the teams optional skate and morning meeting. The Kings trail the series, two games to one. Richards, who suffered a concussion when he was hit by Chicagos Dave Bolland in Game 1, missed Games 2 and 3 but skated for about 20 minutes with the Kings extra players on Wednesday. However, Richards did not participate in the game-day skate Thursday, and Sutter ruled him out of the game. The Kings have been calling Richards problem an upper-body injury, in keeping with hockeys tradition of not disclosing information about players injuries, but Sutter referred to it as a concussion. Richards has had several concussions during his career, including one last season. He didnt skate today so he wont play tonight, Sutter said Thursday morning when reporters asked him for an update and about how R...

Dustin Penner gets away with elbow to Dave Bolland's head (Video)

Los Angeles Kings left winger Dustin Penner threw an elbow to the head of Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, and got away with it, during the third period of Thursday night's Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference Finals. No penalty was given to Penner on the play, and with no hearing scheduled by the NHL to review the elbow, Penner would not appear to be facing any fine...

Kings welcome challenge of winning road game

On the brink of elimination and down three games to one to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals, the Los Angeles Kings find themselves desperately in need of a victory Saturday night. One more loss to the Blackhawks and the Kings' goal of repeating as Stanley Cup Champions will be shattered. Its a different situation when you just have one game to play,...

Kings' Mike Richards ruled out for tonight's Game 3

The Kings suffered a major blow Tuesday when Coach Darryl Sutter ruled out their leading playoff scorer, Mike Richards, for tonight's Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Sutter is rarely open about injuries but disclosed the decision after the morning skate at Staples Center. Richards is suspected to have suffered a concussion after taking a hard hit in the last two minutes...

Kings top Blackhawks to trim series deficit to 2-1

Slava Voynov broke his stick in two with a vicious swing at the puck during the second period. The Los Angeles Kings defenseman's slower shot stayed on course anyway, sliding past Corey Crawford into Chicago's net. The defending Stanley Cup champions have been getting all kinds of breaks during an unbeaten home run through the postseason. They'll need a few more like...

Young Kings fan recites team roster in front of sellout Staples Center crowd (video)

Meet Ethan. He’s a 5-year-old Los Angeles Kings fan who was in attendance for the Game 3 showdown with the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Perhaps just as impressive as the Kings’ 3-1 victory that got the team back in a series that now sits at 2-1 in Chicago’s favor is Ethan’s [...]The post Young Kings fan recites team roster in front of sellout Staples...

5-year-old names ever player on Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center

This 5-year-old is clearly a Los Angeles Kings diehard and prior to Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks, he named every single player on the roster based off of their jersey number in front of a sellout crowd.  Look out Pierre McGuire, in no time this kid will be taking your job between the glass. [YouTube]

Daily Rundown: Kings Top Blackhawks, Down 2-1 in Series

The defending champion Los Angeles Kings looked to rally from a second 2-0 series deficit of the playoffs as they returned home on Tuesday night for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Kings had not lost at home all postseason and the Chicago Blackhawks could not buck that trend on Tuesday as Los [...]

Chicago defeats Los Angeles 3-2, takes 3-1 series lead

In a game whose goals were mostly of the "strange and/or fluky bounce" variety, the Chicago Blackhawks put on an absolute defensive clinic sans Duncan Keith, just dismantling the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd period and emerging with a 3-2 win and 3-1 series lead thanks to a Marian Hossa goal and some incredibly stifling--Kings-like--defensive play. And yes, it is likely...

All Is Well In Los Angeles! Kings Take Game 3

Expect anything different? Hollywood drama story that should have a script to it. Another 2-1 game for 59 minutes for the Los Angeles Kings (9-5-2), this time, they were on the winning end as they were able to get another goal on an empty net and cap a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks (10-4-1), and once again, Jonathan Quick proved why he is possibly the most clutch postseason...

Kings rebound with Game 3 victory

Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1. Justin Williams also scored and Dwight King added an empty-net goal in the defending Stanley Cup champions' 15th consecutive home victory since March. The...


*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF, BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER* KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1   Down 2-0 in the series, the Los Angeles Kings were facing their toughest challenge of the postseason. The President's Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks had just blown them out in Game 2 and were in complete control. With a win on Tuesday...
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