Noah Graham / National Hockey League
April 20, 2014 1:20 pm

Game 2 lineup notes

Well, this page may look a little blank. No changes are expected in San Jose’s lineup, and the Kings’ morning skate was, for the most part optional. Appears to be semi optional skate. 17 players on ice. Quick not. #LAKingsGoalieTweetOff? 6:30 #KingsLive pic.twitter.com/FbjZyElYdU — Patrick O'Neal (@Patrick_ONeal) April 20, 2014 Darryl Sutter earlier said “I don’t think so” when asked whether any changes would be made on defense. When responding ...

Nick Lust / National Hockey League
April 20, 2014 12:35 pm

April 20 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether there will be any changes on defense: I don’t think so. On whether he’d like to see his players protect the puck better: Yeah, I think hang on to it. We had a good start to the last game, and really we made a bad change in the last minute and two of our guys turned pucks over within about five feet for two goals, so that was ...

Len Redkoles / National Hockey League
April 20, 2014 11:10 am

Playoff Podcast: Matt Nieto joins LA Kings Insider

Long Beach native Matt Nieto joined LA Kings Insider following San Jose’s morning skate to discuss the team’s mindset after Game 1, skating on Logan Couture’s line, and participating in an all-California series as a Southern Californian. BONUS AUDIO: Logan Couture spoke to the media after San Jose’s morning skate.

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April 19, 2014 4:44 pm

April 19 practice quotes: Kopitar, King, Brown

Anze Kopitar, on whether he likes having two days between playoff games: To be quite honest, I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter. This time of year, when you get a schedule, you’re trying to prepare for games obviously. I don’t think it really matters how far apart they are. It was nice to come back here and maybe get away from all the circus that’s going on. But we’re ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
April 19, 2014 3:40 pm

Kings looking to tighten up in transition

Before returning to San Jose for Game 2, the Kings practiced at Toyota Sports Center for the second consecutive day and expressed a desire to reduce the number of quality chances and odd-man rushes the Sharks were able to generate. Part of the odd-man breaks came as the result of the Kings looking to “stretch it out,” when trailing by three goals, as Darryl Sutter said yesterday, though the Kings ...

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April 19, 2014 2:32 pm

April 19 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether an extra day between Game 1 and Game 2 is beneficial: Yeah, it’s good. [Reporter: Do you get a reset coming home a little bit, too? You did that last year, too, when you had the extra day.] I don’t think last year’s got anything to do with this year. On his evaluation of Drew Doughty’s first game back: Good. [Reporter: Anything that stood out in the way ...

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