April 2012 - Page 2 of 23 - LA Kings Insider
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Morning in St. Louis

Hang out in the Midwest for four days, and you're likely to run the gamut in terms of weather. One day, it's clear and cool. The next day, thunderstorms. The next, cold and overcast. The next, warm and humid. Keeps things interesting, at least. It's an 8 p.m. local-time start tonight, but both teams... Read More
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Prospect call-ups headed to L.A.

As noted a couple days ago, top junior prospect Tyler Toffoli and a group of 10 AHL players are set to join the Kings as a ``taxi squad.’’ Toffoli’s Ottawa 67s, along with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, were eliminated from their respective playoffs on Friday, which allowed the Kings to bring aboard... Read More
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Postgame notes (April 28)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings recorded their first-ever playoff win over St. Louis, as the Kings beat the Blues 3-1 in Game 1 of their second-round series on Saturday night in St. Louis. -- The Kings recorded their first-ever playoff victory over St. Louis. The Blues swept ... Read More
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The view from St. Louis

A few hours before Game 1, St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock tried to argue that this second-round playoff series would ``shock and surprise’’ people who had been expecting a low-scoring matchup between the Kings and the Blues. Well, it’s possible Hitchcock might ultimately be correct, but Game 1 delive... Read More
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Sunday practice update

The Kings are practicing at a suburban rink this morning, since Scottrade Center is being used by Van Halen today. Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick got the day off today for maintenance. The Kings aren't expecting any supplemental discipline for Dwight King after last night's hit on Alex Pietrangelo... Read More
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The Key Three: April 28

A Russian, an American and a Canadian skate into a playoff series... Start of a bad joke? Perhaps, but also the Kings’ formula for success, as Slava Voynov, Matt Greene and Dustin Penner scored goals last night. Some parts of the game went pretty much as anticipated. The Blues looked brilliant early... Read More
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NHL official comments on King hit

The NHL released the following interview, provided by a pool reporter, from officiating supervisor Kay Whitmore regarding Dwight King's hit on St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo in the second period. King received a two-minute boarding penalty and the Kings scored a shorthanded goal on the ensuing Blues' p... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (April 28)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on Matt Greene’s shorthanded goal...) SUTTER: ``We talk about pressure as much as we can on the penalty kill, in certain situations. It was awesome to see Matt Greene go all the way down , 200 feet right to the blue paint and score.’’ (on whether he thoug... Read More
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Penner postgame quotes (April 28)

Dustin Penner’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) PENNER: ``Obviously it was a tough start. They came in and took it to us pretty hard. They were over the top of us, and Quickie made a huge save on our first shift as a line. Then we killed off the ensuing power play, which was a huge turning... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes (April 28)

Dustin Brown’s postgame thoughts... (on trying to limit the Blues’ scoring chances...) BROWN: ``That’s what the series is going to be like, is trying to limit the shots from the inside and make it really hard for them to get scoring opportunities. They had some good chances tonight, and again Qu... Read More