A Must Win For The Kings

from Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Register, How does a strength become a weakness, seemingly in a matter of days? That’s the riddle the Kings are trying to solve in this first-round series against San Jose, and they’re running out of time. The Kings, who allowed the fewest number of goals in the NHL in the regular season, have given up 17 in this series, and face...
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Off-year for L. A. Kings or aging club on decline?

The Los Angeles Kings aren’t an old team per say, but many of their top players are on the downswing and it’s hurting them in their first-round series against the San Jose Sharks, or so it seems. The other problem could be… Read more → The post Off-year for L. A. Kings or aging club on decline? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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Jonathan Quick was embarrassing in Game 3

Jonathan Quick is an outstanding goalie. That much most hockey fans can agree on. However, in his team’s current series against the San Jose Sharks, Quick is receiving more recognition for his embarrassing behavior than for his play between the pipes. In a critical Game 3 for the Kings, Quick’s resume for cheap/embarrassing plays grew. He dove, chopped and held in an attempt...
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The LA Kings Are Down 0-3 To The San Jose Sharks, Is A Shakeup In Their Future?

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, This team has stayed largely intact for five or six years, led by a core that has grown up together and lifted the Stanley Cup together but now must consider the possibility it will be broken up in order to fix the weaknesses that led to this stunning playoff deficit. General Manager Dean Lombardi carefully lifted this team out of...
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Kings pushed to brink of elimination after Game 3 loss to Sharks

LOS ANGELES -- It didn'€™t matter how many chances the Kings had in overtime. All the Sharks needed was one. Patrick Marleau'€™s shot took a bad bounce off Kings defenseman Slava Voynov’s stick and goaltender Jonathan Quick had no chance to save it. San Jose won 4-3 in overtime, Tuesday night at the Staples Center, leaving the Kings in an 0-3 hole in the first round...
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Jonathan Quick Is A Stage-Five Clinger

This is a pretty hilarious highlight from Tuesday night’s Game 3 between the Kings and Sharks in Los Angeles. Late in the third period, Sharks forward Logan Couture got tangled up with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who grabbed ahold of Couture and refused to let him rejoin the play down ice. Couture was eventually able to wiggle free from Quick but he was pretty furious that there...
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Kings’ Marian Gaborik Scores Slick Backhand Goal vs. Sharks

Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik hasn’t been as great as they had hoped since acquiring him at the trade deadline. During Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks, Gaborik showed everyone why they acquired him. This was a fantastic individual effort and the backhand shot was just outstanding. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Kings’ Marian Gaborik Scores Slick Backhand Goal vs. Sharks...
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Morning skate notes: Kings working to improve defensive strategy

LOS ANGELES -- Back at Staples Center and down 0-2 to San Jose in the playoffs after two of the most disastrous games they've played all season, the Kings are desperately trying to diagnose and fix whatever it is that seems to be ailing the team. The Kings fell to 0-2 in the series after dressing seven defensemen in Game 2, in San Jose. It was a puzzling move for some, and defenseman...
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Kings recall forward Colin Fraser from AHL's Manchester Monarchs

LOS ANGELES -- Colin Fraser never saw himself being demoted to the minor leagues at age 29, but during the Olympic break in February, the Kings' forward that has spent the better part of six season in the NHL suddenly found himself as the "old guy" on the team's AHL team in Manchester. "It's funny, I think back to when I was 20 and I remember Shawn Thornton...
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LA Kings Go Down 2 Games to None to Sharks

The Kings playoff run started badly with a 6-3 loss in Game 1 of their First Round series in San Jose on Thursday. Down 5-0 the visitors did pull three goals back in the third period, but the damaged had already been done. With Martin Jones having taken over for Jonathan Quick, who had given up five goals on 28 shots, at the start of the final period LA scored their first just 2...
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Another Blowout Loss For The Kings

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, "It obviously stinks sitting here talking after another lopsided loss, but they did what they set out to do," Kings forward Justin Williams said. "Now it is response time. Now we’re coming back to our rink. We won the first two in our arena last year and they came back and won the next two in theirs. We’re looking to repeat...
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(VIDEO) Mike Richards spears Logan Couture

L.A. Kings forward Mike Richards spears San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture in the mid-section. 14:44 LAK Mike Richards Spearing - double minor - 4 min against Logan Couture
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Ahead of Game 2, Kings say they 'learned our lesson dearly last game'

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Last Thursday night now seems like it was ages ago. The Kings have had three days off and were able to skate twice at home at the Toyota Sports Center. Now back at the SAP Center for Sunday night's second game against San Jose, the disastrous game 1 is fully behind them. "We learned our lesson dearly last game and we need to play our style of hockey,...
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Los Angeles Kings first round preview

Dustin Brown will be a huge part in the Kings’ playoff run. If he steps up his offensive play, the Kings are a serious contender. The Los Angeles Kings open up their first round series against the San Jose Sharks, tonight in San Jose. The Sharks are favored heading in, but the Kings were the team that knocked out San Jose in last year’s playoffs. Both teams have their strengths...
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Why the Los Angeles Kings made the playoffs

Anze Kopitar puts a move on a defender. The Los Angeles Kings are set to begin their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. At times this season, it appeared that the Kings may not even make the playoffs. Their offense has been a huge problem for most of the year, but their defense constantly shut teams down all year and put them in positions to win games...
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