INSIDERS. Several reports, excerpts, quotes and multimedia on a Thursday afternoon:
FOX FACTS. I spoke with James Charles Fox about the playoffs, Todd McLellan, Patine, and whether Tuesday’s officiating judgement will serve as a watershed moment to spur the general managers and Board of Governors... Full Story
When you ask him, Justin Williams tells you that he's not overly fond of the "Mr. Game 7" nickname, and if it wasn't him in those situations, it would've been a teammate of his stepping up in the clutch. Then again, he's the NHL's all-time points leader in Game 7s, having averaged two points per gam... Full Story
I’m not as familiar with other NHL coaches as I am with Darryl Sutter, but I’d be surprised to learn of anyone being as big of a baseball fan as the Kings’ coach.
Darryl isn’t necessarily a Giants fan (though he’ll be rooting for them tonight); he’s a baseball fan. He has previously recalled watc... Full Story
The Kings' thrilling Game 7 victory over the Blackhawks was followed closely in both the Los Angeles and Chicago markets and across the country. By producing a 3.17 overnight rating, it became the most-watched NHL game ever broadcast on OLN, Versus or NBCSN since a broadcast agreement was reached wi... Full Story
-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 106-135 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes an away mark of 47-80. The Kings improved to 6-11 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (4-3 home, 2-8 road).
-Los Angeles is 7-4 all-time and 3-0 this postseason in Game 7s. The Kings are 4-... Full Story
Alec Martinez, on the game-winning goal:
I think it started in our own end. Greener had a big breakout to Willie here. Skated in. Got around the net. Saw me at the point. I just tried to get the shot through. Fortunately it went in. We had good net presence by Stolly, I guess a good bounce.
M... Full Story
On whether Los Angeles’ comebacks were “what they were doing, what you weren't doing”:
No, they made plays. They scored two quick goals on us. Getting that third one certainly put us in a good spot. That one-goal lead in the third period maybe a little bit stationary. We didn't give up a ton. Had... Full Story
On how the team matches up with New York:
I'll deal with that tomorrow.
On how thrilling the overtime goal was from the bench:
Well, we came through a lot of adversity through the game. Down early. Same as last game in here. Power plays. Then the second period with the momentum with all th... Full Story
On how the team has come together in recent years:
I think, one, we have a group of guys who have been together. The first time we did it, we made it very easy on ourselves. This time, we’ve made it really hard on ourselves. We need to enjoy this one on the plane ride. This is probably the most emo... Full Story
Los Angeles Kings 5, Chicago Blackhawks 4
Final / Overtime
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SOG: LAK – 32; CHI – 41
PP: LAK – 0/2; CHI – 2/5
1) CHI - Brandon Saad (6) (Patrick Kane, Andrew Shaw), 5:06
2) CHI PPG - Jonathan ... Full Story