January 2011 - Page 3 of 30 - LA Kings Insider
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The view from San Jose

A special good morning to the Sharks fan with whom I shared an elevator during the second intermission last night. That would be the fan who, apparently having enjoyed the Staples Center's selection of alcohol a bit too much, vomited on the front of his jersey and required a stretcher to get to the ... Read More
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Tonight’s game story (Jan. 26)

Here's my LAKings.com game story for tonight, with stats and video included. Thanks for reading... Kings beat Sharks 3-2 in shootout The Kings now start their NHL-mandated four-day All-Star break, so there will be no on-ice sessions in El Segundo for quite a while. The Kings will fly to Minnes... Read More
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Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray's postgame thoughts… (on the game…) MURRAY: ``That was a playoff game. There was good checking. There were some big hits. There was some scoring. It was a fun game. And big goaltending at both ends. Both guys, I thought, were very big. They came up, not only in the overtime and the ... Read More
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Johnson postgame quotes

Jack Johnson's postgame thoughts… (on the shootout…) JOHNSON: ``It makes it a lot harder, no question. I think the whole point of getting a point in overtime is to make it a little more wide open and take chances. I think that was the whole point of why it was put in place, to go for the win and... Read More
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Ponikarovsky postgame quotes

Alexei Ponikarovsky's postgame thoughts… (on his game…) PONIKAROVSKY: ``I had a couple of injuries at the start of the year and I’m kind of recovering after it. It’s a normal process and you just have to go through some tough times. Today, everybody had a good effort. We put a lot into the game ... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes

Jonathan Quick's postgame thoughts… (on the confidence gained, going into the break…) QUICK: ``It's huge, absolutely. We need wins. We need two points. We dug a little hole for ourselves, and I think we've done a good job of starting to climb back out, but we still have a lot of work to do. So w... Read More
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Kings 2, Sharks 2

After some early-period pressure, the Kings tied the game 5:47 into the third period. Michal Handzus' close-range shot got blocked, but Alexei Ponikarovsky was in the slot to pick up the rebound and beat Niemi, through some traffic, to tie the game 2-2.... Read More
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Sharks 2, Kings 1

Less than three minutes after they took the lead, the Kings trailed. San Jose tied the game with 4:36 remaining in the second period, on a counterattack. Ryane Clowe picked up the puck deep in his own zone, skated it into the Kings' zone and beat Quick with a long-range wrist shot, to the high co... Read More
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Kings 1, Sharks 0

The first goal of the tight-checking game came with 6:25 remaining in the second period. Jarret Stoll entered the San Jose zone and pushed the puck ahead to Ryan Smyth. Smyth took it to the right boards, then abruptly cut to the middle of the ice. Smyth's wrist shot, from the slot, got through traff... Read More
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End of first: 0-0

After a fairly slow start by both teams, the offensive chances picked up in the latter part of the period, and the Sharks ended up outshooting the Kings 8-6. The Sharks will be on the power play for the first 1:57 of the second period.... Read More