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April 18, 2014 4:03 pm

April 18 practice quotes: Martinez, Clifford

Alec Martinez, on handling San Jose’s size and speed: They’re a good hockey club. We knew that they were going to come out hard, especially in their building. We didn’t do a very good job of weathering the storm. We’ll learn from it and that’s why there are seven games. We’ll learn from and we had a good practice today and we’ll have another good one tomorrow. We’ll get back ...

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April 18, 2014 2:52 pm

Quick not bothered by Brown’s drive to the net

The Kings and Sharks’ emotions spilled over five minutes into Game 1. Driving hard to the net on an angle down the right wing, Mike Brown’s heavy contact with Slava Voynov set off a chain reaction in which momentum sent Voynov into Quick, who forcefully fell backwards to the left of the goalmouth. All 10 players, plus Quick, then engaged each other in a heated scrum that ultimately resulted in ...

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April 18, 2014 2:16 pm

April 18 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether he liked Friday’s practice after returning to L.A.: Yep, Start over. On what led to San Jose’s odd-man rushes: Well, I think, first off, again, you’re generalizing too much. I think that when you’re down by three goals in a playoff game, you’ve got to stretch it out and go for it a little bit, so that’s not normal. On who he’d like to see “a better game ...
April 18, 2014 1:51 pm

Playoff Podcast: LA Kings Insiders, past and present

LA Register Kings reporter Rich Hammond returns to LA Kings Insider to discuss the re-branded newspaper’s local thrust and how it relates to the Kings. He also sheds light on the nuances of Darryl Sutter press scrums and dissects Game 1 of the Kings-Sharks first round series. References from Bewitched and The Simpsons are dropped in the first minute. This is a historic day, Insiders.

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April 18, 2014 10:47 am

Waking up with the Kings: April 18

The San Jose Sharks are a better team than they were a year ago at this time. They’re not necessarily jump-out-to-a-five-nothing-lead-against-the-Kings-improved, but there is more balance throughout their lineup when healthy, and it was exhibited Thursday as all four lines recorded a goal and all forwards but Andrew Desjardins recorded a point. Whereas TJ Galiardi – who had five goals in 36 games last season – skated to the left ...

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April 18, 2014 12:41 am

April 17 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-8 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a history that includes a road record of 2-4. The Kings are 94-127 all-time in the playoffs and 40-76 on the road. -The Kings fell to 17-27 all-time in Game 1s. They are 6-20 in playoff series when losing a Game 1. Los Angeles defeated St. Louis but lost to Chicago when dropping Game 1 ...

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