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Justin Williams and the Los Angeles Kings realize the Stanley Cup playoffs aren't usually as easy as they've made them look so far.
The Kings say they've prepared for lengthy series in every round of the postseason, but they haven't even had to play a Game 6 yet.
Los Angeles went on a 12-2 rampage through the Western Conference playoffs, earning a date with the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup final.
This surge is a new experience for everybody, including Williams and two teammates who met in the 2006 Cup final. Williams scored the final goal of Game 7 for the Carolina Hurricanes, beating Jarret Stoll, Matt Greene and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers - the only eighth seed to make the final round before Los Angeles.
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Simon Gagne thought the Los Angeles Kings would be a Stanley Cup contender. That's why he signed with them as a free agent last summer.
Gagne's projection was correct. He just wishes he had played a bigger role in it.
The high-scoring forward hasn't played for the Kings since Dec. 26, when he suffered his latest concussion. It's been bittersweet...
Through three rounds of action in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, here are the top contenders for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL’s postseason MVP.1. Jonathan Quick, KingsWhen you look at his peripheral stats – 1.54 goals-against average, .946 save percentage – Quick has been the best goaltender in these playoffs. When you look at his overall play –...
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...
Let’s be honest. With the Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals, a lot of people in the L.A. region who haven’t a clue about hockey or the Kings are jumping on the bandwagon (driven by Enter Your Favorite Hollywood Star Here).
And while Conan O’Brien isn’t jumping on the Kings bandwagon per se, he showed he obviously has no grasp on anything NHL- or Kings-related when he tried...
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...
The National Hockey League will have either the New Jersey Devils or the Los Angeles Kings hoisting the Stanley Cup in two weeks or less, who expected that?
The Devils, seeded sixth in the East squeaked by the Florida Panthers in the first round, winning in double overtime in Game 7. In the East Semifinal round the Devils won four straight games after losing Game 1 against the...
from John Horn of the LA Times, Sheri Patko plans to visit her father’s grave in Costa Mesa and thank him for introducing her to the sport. Charles Kinninger aims to fly with his family from Guadalajara to Los Angeles to witness history. And Blake Kidder might get a tattoo memorializing the unprecedented event.
Los Angeles Kings fans have endured 45 seasons without ever winning...
NEW YORK (May 25, 2012) – NHL Network™ and NHL.com will be front and center throughout the 2012 Stanley Cup® Final between the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Kings and the Eastern Conference champion, reporting on every angle and providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the NHL’s ultimate event.
NHL Network will begin its Stanley Cup Final...
Yeah... no one would have predicted this when the playoffs started. It's gonna be fun.