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April 22, 2014 11:04 am

Playoff Podcast: Alec Martinez joins LA Kings Insider

The Kings held their morning skate at Staples Center for the first time since June 6, 2013, when they hosted Chicago in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final. As a heavy media contingent assembled in the home team’s dressing room, Alec Martinez joined LA Kings Insider to discuss the feeling of the team two days removed from Game 2, when they learn about hypothetical lineup changes, and the expected ...

Evan Gole / National Hockey League
April 22, 2014 9:12 am

Additional quotes from Stoll, Kopitar

The Kings are scheduled to take the ice in just under an hour, and after their skate they’ll speak with the media and share more updated thoughts on the morning of the series’ shift back to Los Angeles. But there are a handful of quotes that weren’t included in my LAKings.com feature, and before we chat with the players in advance of Game 3, here are a handful of quotes ...

Don Smith / National Hockey League
April 21, 2014 5:30 pm

KingsVision: April 21 practice report

Where do we go from here? What changes should we expect when the series shifts south to Staples Center? Darryl Evans and I analyze what the Kings will need to do to regain their footing in this first round series.

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April 21, 2014 4:50 pm

Kings reject idea that the Sharks are under their skin

A little bit of bad blood simmered towards the end of Game 2, though it didn’t reach a boiling point, according to several members of the Kings who met with the media on Monday. “We all knew it was going to be a physical series. Chippiness, it’s part of it,” Anze Kopitar said. He rejected a question as to whether San Jose had gotten under Los Angeles’ skin. “I don’t ...

Jeff Vinnick / National Hockey League
April 21, 2014 4:10 pm

Vey to Monarchs; Fraser to join Kings?

The Los Angeles Kings appear to be on the verge of making a center swap with AHL-Manchester, as first reported by LA Kings Insider. Earlier today the Kings assigned Linden Vey to the Monarchs and now appear to be set to recall center Colin Fraser. Though the Vey assignment has been announced by the team, the latter part of the transaction is not official. Fraser, who was assigned to Manchester ...

Don Smith / National Hockey League
April 21, 2014 3:19 pm

“Sharp” or not, Quick, Kings look to stem goals against

Jonathan Quick hasn’t had the most memorable opening to the playoffs, and he’d tell you that, according to Darryl Sutter. “He still hasn’t been as sharp as he’d like,” the Kings’ coach said. “It doesn’t matter. I’m telling you what he’s telling me.” It was a reflection that Quick weighed in on after practicing late Monday morning. “I don’t know if it’s not feeling as ‘sharp,’ it’s just that I’m ...

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April 21, 2014 2:12 pm

April 21 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On what he’s seeing from the team’s mood: We’ll play better tomorrow. It’s not like there was a death in the family or something. On whether Los Angeles has been challenged by San Jose’s speed: Well, I thought that our third and fourth line and our fifth and sixth defensemen could match up better against their third and fourth line. It hasn’t happened yet. On whether he’s concerned in the ...

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