Found May 09, 2012 on Fox Sports:
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Jonathan Quick doesn't even like it when he gives up a goal to the Los Angeles Kings in practice, so they're not surprised their opponents are having trouble getting the puck past the All-Star goalie during their impressive playoff run. Quick's breakout season as an elite NHL goalie just keeps getting better. He has allowed only 14 goals in nine playoff games while backstopping the eighth-seeded Kings into the Western Conference finals against Phoenix. The American netminder's profile is about to grow when all hockey fans get an in-depth look at his unique puck-stopping style, a hybrid of aggression, anticipation and pure hustle that doesn't conform to any particular style. The Kings love the former third-round draft pick and ECHL veteran who still hasn't stopped improving.

Quick, Kings find balance in uneven schedule

For many talented goaltenders, finding that long-sought rhythm and routine over an 82 game season is a major key in establishing consistency and maintaining good numbers. When a goaltender records a 1.95 goals against average and .929 save percentage with 10 shutouts over 69 games, as Jonathan Quick did in a regular season that drew a Vezina Trophy nomination, it's a reflection...

Kings appreciate rest before series vs. Phoenix

After playing a bruising series against the St. Louis Blues and delivering enough hits to rank fifth among playoff performers, Kings captain Dustin Brown was glad to get some rest Monday. For his mind. His body needed the respite after he dished out 39 hits over two rounds and helped carry the Kings to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1993. But Brown, who...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 2 Wrap-up: Why the Los Angeles Kings are writing hockey literature

The Los Angeles Kings may have surprised even their own fans when they defeated the St. Louis Blues in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings celebrate their Game 4 win and series sweep of the St. Louis Blues. Their 4-0 games shutout and 15-6 outscoring effort has the Kings one series away from writing one of the most unforeseen...

We’ve Been Here Before

from Bob Miller at the Kings website, It’s great to see that all Kings fans are having so much fun and excitement this playoff year. It’s nice to see because all of you have been so loyal and supportive all these years. What strikes me about this playoff season is how similar it is to 19 years ago when the Kings last made it to the Conference finals and then to the Stanley Cup...

All The Kings Men - Blues: Game 4

Well, when Jesse said we were going to continue podcasting all throughout the 2012 NHL Playoffs... I had no idea it would be regarding the Los Angeles Kings! So now that the LA Kings are advancing to the 3rd Round (!) against the Phoenix Coyotes, it's a brand-new episode of All The Kings Men with myself , Podcaster General Jesse Cohen and The Mayor John Hoven. And I'...

The Kings Can Erase The Loss Of The Pacific Division

It was the last day of the regular season, the Los Angeles Kings had just lost to the San Jose Sharks in overtime and solidified their spot as the Western Conference's number eight seed going into the playoffs. The loss also cemented the Phoenix Coyotes as the winners of the Pacific Division.The Kings and Kings faithful were stunned.Now, just over two months and eight wins later...

Kings get back to work, prepare for Coyotes

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Although the Los Angeles Kings are in uncharted playoff territory for this roster, they're meeting a familiar opponent there. The Kings spent Tuesday in early preparations for their all-Pacific Division matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes. Los Angeles is making its second trip to the conference finals in 45 years...

Aaron Musick: The Future of Gabriel Landeskog

The nice thing about watching Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs is it is just like watching an older version of Gabriel Landeskog. Brown has been a 50-60 point player in the regular season, usually with goals ranging from the mid 20's to the low 30's. Brown won't lead the league in goals or points. What he does bring, that...

Full Court Press: LA Kings Putting Together Magical Run, Best Souvenir Giveaway, Jennifer Nicole Lee Continues NiceRun

Click on photo to read more about the Los Angeles Kings Oh, no big deal just an 8-seed taking out the top two teams in the Western Conference. That’s why when you say, “Why is the NHL the lead article on the Press today?” Well, because an 8 seed has taken out the top two seeds in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Doesn’t happen very often friends. The Press 19 of the...

Richard Cloutier: 2008 All Over Again?

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be remembered for something. Every draft class has a thing. A tag line. You know what I mean. In 2010, it was Tyler vs. Taylor. 2005 was the Crosby lottery. 2012, judging by draft rankings, will be the Year of the Defensemen. But wait, there already was the Year of the Defensemen? 2008. Try this list on for size: 2nd Overall - Drew Doughty - LA...

Conn Smythe Trophy Watch

Through (almost) two 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. Mike Smith, CoyotesIt’s really hard to decipher between Mike Smith and Jonathan Quick. However, one thing that does make a difference in this Conn Smythe race is how much the Coyotes have depended on...

Goalies Controlling The Playoffs

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, The easy thing to do is to blame the shot blockers. Yes, they must be the reason why goals are down (from 2.8 per game last year to 2.5 this year) and the favourites keep falling out of the playoffs. Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Boston. And now Philadelphia, a team with the two top scorers in the post-season and the No. 3-ranked...
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