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March 31, 2015 1:20 pm

The view from Chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Chris Kuc: Blackhawks back in Central chase with 2 big wins in a row “The Hawks are certainly happy with their reversal of fortune in the Central. What seemed like a lost cause in the race for the division title has again turned into a dogfight.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks steamroll Kings for second straight big win “The Kings are the top shot-suppression team in the NHL, […]

Bill Smith / National Hockey League
March 31, 2015 12:05 pm

Waking up with the Kings: March 31

The elephant in the room is obviously the team’s postseason credential, so let’s start there. Unless the Los Angeles Kings were to win or lose four or five games on the road trip, the recently completed gauntlet wasn’t going to have a profound influence on whether they’d make or miss the playoffs. They finished 3-2-0, so this club’s final standing will still be determined by the last four games of […]

Bill Smith / National Hockey League
March 30, 2015 10:01 pm

March 30 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 78-86-22 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a road mark of 37-46-11. The Kings finished 1-2-0 against the Blackhawks in 2014-15 and have finished the season series with a losing record in three straight seasons and five of the last six seasons. They are 3-7-1 in their last 11 regular season visits to the United Center. -Los Angeles fell to 21-13-10 against […]

Bill Smith / National Hockey League
March 30, 2015 9:17 pm

March 30 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the challenges in the loss to Chicago: I think getting down two. Obviously both teams aren’t going to give up much, and you know they got up the two goals in the second period. It’s tough coming back. On Chicago having played the night before: Back-to-backs don’t affect teams anymore. … Looking at us, I would say finishing off at the end of the five games is harder than […]

Bill Smith / National Hockey League
March 30, 2015 9:10 pm

Zone entries at Chicago: March 30

Player # of successful entries Shots generated from player’s entries Shots per entry # of controlled entries Shots generated from player’s controlled entries Shots per controlled entry % of entries with control Failed entries Greene 4 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 Muzzin 3 0 0 1 0 0 33% 0 Sekera 1 0 0 1 0 0 100% 0 Doughty 3 1 0.33 0 0 0 0% 0 […]

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March 30, 2015 8:55 pm

March 30 postgame quotes: Brown, Kopitar

Dustin Brown, on the game: Those are games that we need points and we didn’t get any tonight. So at the end of the day we go home. The first thing we have to do is take care of business at home. It’s not where we want to be, but we can’t sit here and feel bad for ourselves. We have to go out and play. We still have a […]

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