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Postgame notes (Dec. 28)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings recorded a rare victory in Chicago, as they beat the Blackhawks 2-0 on Wednesday night at United Center. -- The Kings had lost seven consecutive games to the Blackhawks and had been 1-9-1 in their previous 11 games against the Blackhawks. The K... Read More
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The view from Chicago

By the grace of Jonathan Quick and a couple gritty, net-front goals, the Kings recorded their first victory in Chicago since 2007. Jonathan Toews was a one-man force, in the offensive zone and the faceoff circle (14-for-20) and Patrick Sharp recorded a game-high eight shots on goal, but the Blackhaw... Read More
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Morning in Winnipeg

Yes, it was cold when we arrived last night in Winnipeg, but not nearly as cold as I thought possible. We'll see if that holds up for the rest of the day. After the late arrival, and with a game tonight, there won't be much time for sight-seeing anyway. Here's how things look in Winnipeg this mornin... Read More
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The Key Three: Dec. 28

There were a lot of smiling faces in the hallway outside the Kings’ locker room last night, as 21 players’ fathers stood, wearing Kings jerseys featuring their sons’ names and numbers, and celebrated a win. And what a win it was. The Kings went on the road and shut out the Chicago Blackhawks, the hi... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (Dec. 28)

Darryl Sutter's postgame thoughts... (on Jonathan Quick's strong game...) SUTTER: ``Yeah, right through. I thought both goalies were pretty much, save for save, awesome.'' (on the effort of the fourth line...) SUTTER: ``The first period, there was a lot of special teams, so our fourth line d... Read More
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Williams postgame quotes (Dec. 28)

Justin Williams’ postgame thoughts... (on Jonathan Quick’s game...) 
WILLIAMS: ``He was excellent, especially the one he made on Toews, with his toe, with five or six minutes left in the game, to keep it 2-0. A two-goal cushion is huge, so getting that goal right at the start of the third was ob... Read More
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Hunter postgame quotes (Dec. 28)

Trent Hunter’s postgame thoughts... (on his line’s play...) 
HUNTER: ``It felt good. I think we were just trying to keep it simple. We were getting pucks in and getting pucks to the net, and it worked out for us. You kind of start to build some momentum and feel more confident and better out the... Read More
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Quick postgame quotes (Dec. 28)

Jonathan Quick’s postgame thoughts... (on shutting out the high-powered Blackhawks...) 
QUICK: ``That took four lines, six D and a goalie. That was a big effort by everybody. I thought we were outplaying them there in the first two periods. We were getting the better of them, because of which we... Read More
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Scouting the Blackhawks

This is the second of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks, and follows Chicago’s 2-1 victory at Staples Center on Nov. 26. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, who apparently doesn’t know that ``this isn’t baseball,’’ announced that Corey Crawford will start in goal ton... Read More
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Players enjoying time with fathers

This is the Kings’ second ``fathers’ trip.’’ They held the first one two seasons ago, a one-game trip to Phoenix, but this one is longer, with stops in Chicago and Winnipeg, and was timed nicely to allow the players to spend time with family during the holiday season. Such trips have become fairly s... Read More
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Sutter feels at home in Chicago

The trip to Chicago is a bit of a homecoming for Sutter. As a player, he was drafted by the Blackhawks in 1978 and made his NHL debut with them during the 1979-80 season. Sutter played in Chicago through the 1986-87 season and then retired, but then returned the following year as an assistant coach.... Read More