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There's nothing fancy about the way Matt Greene plays hockey, and that's why the veteran defenseman fits perfectly with the Los Angeles Kings.
Greene's return to the Kings' lineup has coincided with a return to form by the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have a chance to close out the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Los Angeles can't match the Sharks' top-end talent or entertainment value, but the champs won the pivotal Game 5 on Thursday night with a fundamentally sound effort led by its sturdy defense.
Greene missed the first nine games of the playoffs after sitting nearly the entire regular season with a back injury. He returned for Game 4, and now the Kings have shut out the Sharks for the last 96 minutes.
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Liz Habib and Fox 11 in Los Angeles are back providing playoff highlights for Los Angeles Kings fans, and once again they are back doing a terrible job. According to Habib, Willie Mitchell scored with 10 minutes left in the third period of game four against the San Jose Sharks. Unfortunately for Habib, it was actually Mike Richards that scored. Mitchell hasn’t played in a...
LOS ANGELES -- Who said 13 is an unlucky number?
The Kings won for the 13th consecutive time at Staples Center, blanking the San Jose Sharks 3-0 behind 24 saves by goalie Jonathan Quick on Thursday night.
Los Angeles took a 3-2 series lead with the win and are now on the brink of advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second straight year.
Los Angeles got on the...
On Thursday night the Los Angeles Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick shutout the San Jose Sharks 3-0 to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series. Anything can happen during the NHL playoffs, but any team with a hot goaltender can win the whole thing. The Kings looked like that team Thursday night.
Quick made several phenomenal saves to earn his league-leading third...
The Los Angeles Kings are the defending Stanley Cup champions. They had a strong playoff run with a 16-4 record en route to the Stanley Cup. This year they are trying to repeat but it is a tough road. They are currently up three games to two against the San Jose Sharks. They have a 7-4 record overall in the playoffs this year. In order to match last season, they have to...
The Big Leagues With the series tied 2-2, Kings left winger Dustin Penner talks about cold showers, the general suckiness of Long Island, and his blood-lust for anyone wearing teal.
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings were simply better than the San Jose Sharks Thursday night. There’s no over analysis necessary, no need to look for reasons things didn’t go the Sharks’ way, the Kings outplayed them. It’s truly as simple as that.
Quick was perfect in the net for the Kings, saving all 24 shots that came his way as he blanked San Jose for the second...
from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scoffed at the notion, put forth by Sharks forward TJ Galiardi, that goalie Jonathan Quick engages in “a little embellishment.”
Doughty stood up for his goalie Quick, a spirited defense, and then said the San Jose player is a noted diver. He took issue with the comments and said they went beyond the...
Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of their second straight trip to the Western Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night.
Anze Kopitar and Slava Voynov scored, and Jeff Carter added an empty-net goal as the defending Stanley Cup champions won their 13th...
Tom Cruise (and those epic pecs of his) was spotted at the Los Angeles Kings Game 5 playoff showdown against upstate rival San Jose.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of their second straight trip to the Western Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night. Anze Kopitar and Slava Voynov scored, and Jeff Carter added an empty-net goal as the defending Stanley Cup champions...
Darryl Sutter had made it no secret that he wanted more from his top players, so tonight he made some changes to his forward lines. Kyle Clifford took Dustin Brown’s spot as left wing on the first line alongside Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, Brown moved down to Tyler Toffoli’s spot as right wing on [...]