Found May 10, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
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 of a goaltender's widespread success under many adverse conditions and challenges. While Quick's play was outstanding across the board in 2011-12, he has especially thrived with a spaced-out schedule, posting a 5-0-1 record under Sutter when starting a game after at least three days of rest. In the playoffs, where television schedules often dictate two full days between games, Quick would appear to feel awfully secure in his goaltending rhythm not that that really changes nything. This zone of comfort is important, as the Kings will have spent six days standing over their slapshot once Game 1 ...

Quick is unlikely goalie star for LA Kings

(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...

LA foursome knows what it takes to win Stanley Cup

Justin Williams, Dustin Penner, Rob Scuderi and Colin Fraser have traveled this path before, feeling their confidence grow faster than their playoff beards as their respective teams marched to the Stanley Cup championship. Williams emerged as a scoring threat with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and added seven postseason goals in 25 games as they defeated Edmonton in the Cup finals...

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...

Reunited ex-Flyers Carter, Richards leading Kings

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Jeff Carter still has trouble wrapping his mind around the surreal direction his hockey career has taken in the last year since the Philadelphia Flyers got rid of him and Mike Richards, his good friend and teammate. After a stop in Columbus, Carter improbably reunited with Richards in Los Angeles...

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...

Series preview: Coyotes vs. Kings

3) Coyotes vs. 8) Kings How they got here…(3) Coyotes-WCQ: Beat (6) Blackhawks in 6WCS: Beat (4) Predators in 5(8) Kings-WCQ: Beat (1) Canucks in 5WCS: Beat (2) Blues in 4Season Series…Tied 3-3Previous Playoff Meetings…First meetingTale of the Tape…Forwards-Edge: Kings… Anze Kopitar.  Dustin Brown.  Mike Richards.  Do I need to keep going?Defensemen-Edge: Coyotes…...

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...

Playoff Preview: Phoenix Coyotes (3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (8)

Photo Credit: Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times The 2011-12 Western Conference Final will feature a matchup of two Pacific Division teams, the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes. Los Angeles hasn’t been to the Western Conference final since 1993. The Phoenix Coyotes have never been there. Suffice it to say, this is pretty much uncharted territory for the current incarnations...

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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