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The last time the Chicago Blackhawks visited Staples Center, Dustin Brown shook off trade rumors with a hat trick, Jeff Carter made his Kings debut, and Jonathan Quick posted a shutout in a 4-0 Los Angeles victory that represented the tectonic shift between the early season Kings and the Kings that would go on to win the Stanley Cup.
I think its just a matter of time before the bounces start going their way and pucks start going in the net, Carter said before his L.A. debut.
He was on to something.
Carter and the Kings will welcome the Blackhawks back to Staples Center for a banner raising ceremony and the NHL opener on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 19, multiple sources reported Wednesday. It marks the first hockey game played in the building since Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final and the wild celebration that erupted into the streets of downtown Los Angeles after the Kings won, 6-1, and defeated the New Jersey Devils in six games.
Along the way towards reversing the 45-year hi...
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LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, in a joint effort with McDonalds will donate 1 Million to local charities as a special Thank You to the city of Los Angeles for its support this past year, the hockey club including its players announced this afternoon as part of a news conference at STAPLES Center.
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The Los Angeles Kings raised the Stanley Cup for the first time last summer. Thanks to the NHL lockout, they still haven't raised their first championship banner.
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Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks
After guiding the Hawks to their first Cup win since 1962 back in 2010, veteran coach Joel Quenneville has been one-and-done the past two playoff seasons. Yes, were it not for a couple of brain cramps by netminder Corey Crawford in the first round against Phoenix, Chicago might have written a different ending...
The Chicago Blackhawks will open the coming season at the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, January 19.
The NHL's Board of Governors gave unanimous approval Wednesday to the collective bargaining agreement it had tentatively reached with the players' association.
The next step will be for players to ratify the deal. That electronic voting process is expected to begin on Friday and conclude on Saturday, with players also approving the deal.
That would allow the NHL to officially...
Bowman visited Sportsnet's Hockey Central to talk Tomas Holmstrom, a 48-game season and his Chicago Blackhawks.
The shortened NHL season might force coaches to change their ways, but not the delightfully consistent Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, especially when it comes to his No. 1 goalie.
Sutter has done his lockout research and his inner baseball fan surfaced as he said there will be no "pitching rotation" during this 48-game season.
"If you look at the last team that...
Our new friend Chewy, from Landshark Hockey has a Fantasy Hockey 101 lesson for all of us trying to cram in as much NHL knowledge as quickly as possible. If you're like most and haven't given much thought to fantasy hockey over the past 8 months (either out of self-defense, spite, or indifference), you may need a little help getting grounded before piecing together your...