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Los Angeles Kings
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By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)
Due to web problems, Dustin Leed posted his latest story at our friends The Checking Line. You can see the original story here:
Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Flyers captain Mike Richards stood stock-still in a crowded locker room, engulfed by reporters.
His teams’ storybook season had just come to a heartbreaking end in the Stanley Cup Finals.
He spoke softly and seemed — yes — helpless.
His hat brim was pulled down over his water-filled eyes.
His playoff beard was full.
“A lot,” was all that a teary-eyed Richards could muster after a member of the media asked how much losing Game 6 hurt.
At the time, it was the closest Richards had come to winning the sports’ holy grail — the Stanley Cup.
Today, 72 hours shy of two years to that June day in 2010, Richards and his new team – the Los Angeles Kings – are both closer to the Cup than they have ever been. The Kings employ nine former Flyers players or coaches. But it’s Richards and teammate Jeff Carter who find t...
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The Los Angeles Kings' 15-3 postseason record can't be deceiving, can it?
For a team that has won all 10 of its road games and faltered at its chance to become the first team since the 1988 Edmonton Oilers to post a 16-2 playoff record en route to winning the Stanley Cup, the margin between winning and losing isn't as stark as their record indicates.
Remember the 2001...
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KTLA-TV news reporter Allie Mac Kay spanked the NJ Devils mascot during a live morning news broadcast in Los Angeles.
Mac Kay is a LA Kings fan and she really showed who’s the boss by spanking the mascot’s butt hard.
“Allie pulled out her bedroom moves,” joked co-anchor Chris Schauble.
The Los Angeles Kings contributed half of the $100,000 reward being offered Wednesday for information leading to the capture of the person who shot dead a one-year-old boy amid apparent gang warfare in the city.
Kings governor Tim Leiweke, who confirmed the $50,000 contribution, said even the hysteria of potentially landing the Stanley Cup for the first time Wednesday night would...
So this is why the Los Angeles Kings have only made one Stanley Cup Final appearance in their history before this year, it turns the local media absolutely bonkers. We've seen screengrab snafus, public address screwups with Wayne Gretzky, and even infographics made by the team to deal with their crazy local media. Thankfully, the Los Angeles media continues to one up itself...
Comedian Adam Carolla visited his old pal on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show last night dressed in full Los Angeles Kings gear— including pads, helmet and on rollerblades— to show support for his "favorite" team. Taking a jab at Los Angelelans— or whatever they're called— coming out of the woodwork during the Kings playoff run and hockey fever takes...
After 45 years of waiting, the Los Angeles Kings' quest for their first Stanley Cup title was last at least a few more days.
The Kings had a chance to sweep New Jersey out of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, but they were done in by three third-period goals in a 3-1 loss to the Devils in Game 4.
While the Kings are an amazing 15-3 in this remarkable postseason run...
Kings fans deserve the Stanley Cup just for their heckling.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, it was very easy for NHL experts and analysts to label the Los Angeles Kings a Cinderella story because of how bad they sucked early on in the season. They were bad enough to get their coach fired and they were bad enough early on that it took a hell of a late season run to avoid missing the playoffs...
While the Los Angeles Kings are poised to win their first Stanley Cup tonight, one passionate hockey man will unfortunately not be able to watch "Doc" Emrick call the game as Fran Rubert, the founder and managing editor of "Center Ice Magazine", lost his valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday. A long time fixture of the Philadelphia hockey community, Fran was just...
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By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
My good friend Michael Stuart is the founder of the hockey website www.betweenthebenches.com and is a revered Los Angeles Kings fan that provides some of the best coverage on not just the Kings but on the ongoing events of the hockey world in general. Writing for different hockey websites, Mike and I have decided to team up for the Stanley Cup Finals...
Can you think of one aspect in which the Los Angeles Kings are not completely dominating the New Jersey Devils?
You already know that the Kings are up 3-0 and will most likely capture the Stanley Cup tonight for the first time in their franchise history.
The Kings have the best twitter account in sports (its shockingly hilarious for a team-owned account), they have the hottest...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (12-9) @ Kings (15-2)
Road/Home records*- 6-5 -------------- 5-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - Kings lead 3-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jonathan Quick (LA)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Los Angeles - 2.88 / 1.41
New Jersey - 2.52...
Last night's game was as much of a do or die game, without being an elimination game, as you're going to find, and once again the New Jersey Devils couldn't solve Jonathan Quick and his Los Angeles Kings. For that reason, the Kings now lead the series 3-0 and are one game away from winning their first Stanley Cup in team history.
Here are some notes on last night...