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April 15, 2014 8:49 am

KingsVision: Playoff Roundtable

Good morning, Insiders. Before another full day of content continues with reports from practice and previews of the upcoming series between the Kings and Sharks, pour yourself a cup of coffee and wake up to three videos provided by KingsVision and FOX Sports West. In both a regular season recap and playoff preview, Patrick O’Neal chats with Jim Fox and Daryl Evans about the team’s end of season awards before ...

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April 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Kings-Sharks: The video preview

It’s playoff time. Darryl Evans and I previewed the most compelling match-up of the first round. We’ll have practice and morning skate reports every day between now and the end of the Kings’ playoff run (recovery days excluded). Previously in the Kings-Sharks playoff preview series: The home ice factor The center battles Individual postseason stats Weathering the storm Possession, possession, possession

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April 14, 2014 4:54 pm

Kings-Sharks: Possession, possession, possession

The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are two of the NHL’s top possession teams. The Kings, led by Corsi dynamos in Jake Muzzin, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, are better in the NHL at possessing the puck than any other team in the league, according to the team’s Fenwick-for percentage. Fenwick differs from Corsi in that it does not take into account blocked shots, and is seen as ...

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April 14, 2014 4:10 pm

April 14 media availability: Quick, Brown, Stoll

Jonathan Quick, on San Jose’s offense: They’re dangerous in all areas. They’re great in their own end and they have a great goaltender as well. Something that I’m going to have to pay more attention to is obviously the offense. They have some great skating defensemen that jump into the rush and challenge you with four on the rush. You really have to keep an eye out for that. They’re ...

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April 14, 2014 3:10 pm

Local broadcast schedule announced

Kings television broadcasters Bob Miller and Jim Fox will call first round games on FOX Sports West. All games, home and road, will feature a Kings Live pre-game show that begins 30 minutes before the scheduled puck drop, and a post-game show that will follow each game. In addition to Bob and Jim, Patrick O’Neal will serve as the host of the broadcast in the first round and will be ...

April 14, 2014 2:16 pm

Kings-Sharks: Weathering the storm

Inexorably linked to The home ice factor in the Kings-Sharks preview series, one of the challenges of facing San Jose is dealing with the team’s notoriously strong starts at home. San Jose led the NHL with 83 first period goals in 2013-14, and outscored their opponents 129-84 at the SAP Center; their +45 home goal differential was the fourth best in the league. San Jose’s strong starts aren’t limited to ...

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April 14, 2014 12:46 pm

March 14 media availability: Darryl Sutter

On facing San Jose for the third time in four seasons: This group’s only played them once, for the most part, which would’ve been last year. On whether this is the Kings’ biggest rivalry: It’s playoffs, so it’s a rivalry. On whether starting on the road affects the team’s play: Well, obviously we hope it doesn’t. It’s a tough building. That’s a big part of their identity is their home ...

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