April 2011 - Page 5 of 31 - LA Kings Insider
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Better luck in Game 6 this time?

The Kings are hoping not to experience any deja vu tonight. Last year, their first-round playoff series (and season) ended with a Game 6 home loss to Vancouver, although the circumstances of that game were a bit different. The Kings lost a third-period lead in Game 4 at home, then were blown out in ... Read More
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Road mentality needed at home

The lack of home success in this Kings-Sharks series -- and throughout the first round of the playoffs, really -- has already been well-documented. In this series, the road team has won four consecutive games. Can the Kings break that streak tonight? Nobody really has a cogent explanation as to why ... Read More
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Do Kings need a pick-up after 52?

Going back to the 52 shots on goal that the San Jose Sharks recorded in Game 5, that's a big number, but not one that's atypical for a Kings-Sharks game and not one that particularly seemed to bother Terry Murray. So far in this series, the Sharks have totaled 45, 34, 36, 27 and 52 shots, respective... Read More
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Game 6 suite ticket update

What an amazing response there was yesterday to the Game 6 suite offer, as five suites were completely filled in less than 12 hours. That means at least 125 blog readers will be at Staples Center tonight to enjoy the action together. Larry Abel let me know last night that the capacity has been reach... Read More
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Improvement for Penner in new role

The near-daily Dustin Penner watch took a positive turn in Game 5 last night, as Penner scored a goal and played 11 minutes, 41 seconds in a left-wing role with Jarret Stoll and Kevin Westgarth. That's a reduction in ice time for Penner, and Terry Murray explained today that the cutback isn't a puni... Read More