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April 23, 2014 10:49 am

Waking up with the Kings: April 23

The Kings played a quality playoff game on Tuesday, one that obviously represented their best performance in the series and that in retrospect and by virtue of replays and what the underlying stats indicate, was an evenly played game, and one that perhaps may have even slightly favored the home side by virtue of the pressure applied in overtime. But because of Los Angeles’ dreadful two games to open the ...

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April 23, 2014 9:29 am

Postgame Audio: Daryl Evans and Willie Mitchell

AUDIO LINKS GALORE. This may not be the way you want to start your morning, but all of last night’s highlights can be accessed here: Willie Mitchell spoke with Daryl Evans immediately after the game, and the disappointment in his voice following the Game 3 overtime loss is palpable: Stepping away the doom and gloom for a moment, Nick replays his “And you can meet me in St. Louis!” call ...

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April 23, 2014 1:07 am

April 22 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 4-4. The Kings are 94-129 all-time in the playoffs and 54-52 at home. -The Kings fell to 23-26 all-time in overtime in the playoffs. -The Kings fell to 16-25 all-time in Game 3s. When losing a Game 3, they are 5-19 all-time in playoff series. -Three teams ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
April 23, 2014 12:18 am

April 22 postgame quotes: San Jose

Todd McLellan, on what he told his team heading into overtime: I just told our guys to settle down, play the way we know how. We got caught out in pieces a lot. Tired players did not manage that neutral zone real well, in fact, the only time we really got the puck behind them was the one forecheck we had, we scored, so we were not very good in ...

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April 23, 2014 12:06 am

April 22 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown

On how he assesses the Game 3 loss: Not good enough. I mean at this point, this series, we needed to find a way to win a game, and that didn’t happen so now we’re in a bigger hole and we have to figure it out. On the Kings’ play in their own zone: That’s part of the game. Sometimes you’re going to have to play in there and limit ...

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April 22, 2014 11:47 pm

Richards, Carter a part of three-nothing deficit history

History is not on the Kings’ side, though two players with key experience are. Only three teams have come back from three-nothing series deficits to win a seven-game Stanley Cup Playoffs series. Toronto erased a three-nothing deficit to Detroit in the 1942 Stanley Cup Final, the 1975 New York Islanders defeated Pittsburgh in a league quarterfinal, and Philadelphia upended Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals. Mike Richards captained the ...

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