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April 23, 2014 5:38 pm

Gaborik: “We still need more, obviously. It wasn’t enough”

On whether he agrees that the team’s best players played better: I think so. We played better, but we still need more, obviously. It wasn’t enough. We played our best game of the series, that’s for sure. I think we created a lot of chances. Especially in overtime, we didn’t give them much, but they scored and they won the game. We’ve got to put this one behind, and we’re ...

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April 23, 2014 5:01 pm

KingsVision: April 23 practice report

It may not be the most cheerful analysis of Kings comings and goings, but there was plenty to talk about after the team practiced and held meetings at Toyota Sports Center earlier today in preparation of Thursday’s Game 4 at Staples Center. I looked back over the past two seasons and referenced the first round series against Vancouver in 2012 and the early 2012-13 slump in providing context for ways ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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