On looking ahead to the series against Anaheim:
We can’t go down 3-0 again and expect to win a series. It’s just not going to happen that way. So we’re going to take it the other way, we need to win this first game. Get off to a good start and then take it from there.
On what an Anaheim-Los Ange... Full Story
SO IT COMES TO THIS. The first all-Southern California NHL Playoff series will begin on Saturday, May 3 at the Honda Center.
Game 1, Los Angeles at Anaheim: Saturday, May 3, 5:00 p.m.
Game 2, Los Angeles at Anaheim: Monday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Game 3, Anaheim at Los Angeles: Thursday, May 8, 7:00 ... Full Story
On Jonathan Quick’s performance:
I think if you ask Quickie, he probably didn’t play as well as he would have liked early on in the series. But at the end of the day, there are 19 guys who had his back and it’s a microcosm of what he’s about. He’s very unflappable. He just keeps battling. Tonight h... Full Story
Los Angeles Kings 5, San Jose Sharks 1
LA Kings Insider Preview
The Royal Half Gameday
SOG: LAK – 30; SJS – 40
PP: LAK – 1/3; SJS – 0/6
1) SJS - Matt Irwin (1) (Tomas Hertl, James Sh... Full Story
(3) Los Angeles Kings (3-3) at (2) San Jose Sharks (3-3)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m. PT
SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Referees: #8 Dave Jackson, #9 Dan O’Rourke
Linesmen: #93 Brian Murphy, #95 Jonny Murray
Prime Ticket, NBCSN, CBC, KEIB 1150 AM
Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltend... Full Story
On what he anticipates in Game 7:
Probably just more of the same of what you’ve seen from the series. I think it’s going to be a physical, fast paced game. Just have to be ready for it, ready from the start.
On the key to having success against San Jose:
Just have to be ready to start on time... Full Story
The San Jose Sharks, having built up a three-nothing series lead, would be feeling the most pressure in the lead-up to Game 7, right? Perhaps. Dustin Brown acknowledges the circumstances surrounding the series’ development and notes that pressure “depends on which way you look at it.”
Based on e... Full Story
Supposed to be a fast track in the Kentucky Derby. Bet on California Chrome.
On whether the play in the Game 5 win in San Jose could carry over to tonight:
You know, you’ve got to win on the road. We learned that last year in St. Louis. You’ve got to win on the road at some t... Full Story
Here's the obligatory reminder that Justin Williams is very good in Game 7s. How good? He has five goals and nine points in the four decisive games he has been a part of, dating back to the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In my weekly LAKings.com feature, I consulted with Darryl Sutter and several... Full Story
Matt Greene will draw into the lineup for Willie Mitchell, who did not return to Game 5 after suffering an injury during what appeared to be an awkward fall in the second period while killing a two-man advantage.
Darryl Sutter confirmed the lineup adjustment following the team's morning skate, wh... Full Story
A quick update following San Jose's morning skate:
-Todd McLellan confirmed what Joe Thornton had said to the media during his press scrum. Antti Niemi will start in goal tonight after Alex Stalock started Game 6.
"We're a confident group still," Thornton said. "Even though we've lost three in... Full Story