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April 23, 2014 4:21 pm

April 23 practice quotes: Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter, on what the team improved on in Game 3: I thought we played our game plan better. We got pucks deep and we had a better forecheck, which in turn, when we’re forechecking we’re creating opportunities and getting pucks to the net. That’s something we didn’t do in the first two games. We were getting pucks going, but we were turning pucks over and they were going the ...

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April 23, 2014 4:02 pm

Trailing 3-0, Richards looks to replicate magic of 2010

The 2010 Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers won four consecutive games over the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinal to become the third NHL team to win a best-of-seven playoff series after losing the first three games. Mike Richards, the Flyers’ captain at the time, helped refine his Philadelphia legacy through his role in the stunning turnaround. He recorded points in all four wins against the Bruins, was overall ...

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April 23, 2014 2:47 pm

Banged up Kings familiar with playing hurt in spring

Like any National Hockey League team playing past 82 games, the Los Angeles Kings are dealing with a collection of players managing varying levels of discomfort. And, according to Darryl Sutter, it will simply remain a constant for as long as they’re in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “Are we going to get any better? No. Do we have to play through it? Yep,” Sutter said. “You know what? You can ...

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April 23, 2014 1:27 pm

April 23 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On where the improvements in Game 3 took place: Probably our better players played better. Our top guys played better last night. We played better, meaning a little more determination in our game, On how he coaches the team to play more “desperate”: I don’t think you coach any different than you would coming into Game 3, a home game last night. ‘Desperate,’ as long as it’s in the right ...

Andrew D. Bernstein / National Hockey League
April 23, 2014 11:31 am

The View From San Jose

CSNBAYAREA.COM Kevin Kurz: Rewind: Kings better, but not good enough to beat Sharks The Sharks outshot Los Angeles 23-8 in the third, nearly winning in regulation on a late power play. Logan Couture said the Sharks saw the Kings team they figured they would see to when this series began, rather than the club that allowed 13 goals in the first two games. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: San ...

Andrew D. Bernstein / National Hockey League
April 23, 2014 10:49 am

Waking up with the Kings: April 23

The Kings played a quality playoff game on Tuesday, one that obviously represented their best performance in the series and that in retrospect and by virtue of replays and what the underlying stats indicate, was an evenly played game, and one that perhaps may have even slightly favored the home side by virtue of the pressure applied in overtime. But because of Los Angeles’ dreadful two games to open the ...

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April 23, 2014 9:29 am

Postgame Audio: Daryl Evans and Willie Mitchell

AUDIO LINKS GALORE. This may not be the way you want to start your morning, but all of last night’s highlights can be accessed here: Willie Mitchell spoke with Daryl Evans immediately after the game, and the disappointment in his voice following the Game 3 overtime loss is palpable: Stepping away the doom and gloom for a moment, Nick replays his “And you can meet me in St. Louis!” call ...

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