May 2012 - Page 21 of 23 - LA Kings Insider
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Friday (non-)practice update

Most of the Kings stayed off the ice this morning, although it was fascinating to see Willie Mitchell, the oldest guy on the team and the guy who played 28-plus minutes last night, on the ice with Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske, Andrei Loktionov, Kevin Westgarth and Jonathan Bernier. Mitchell is a pu... Read More
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Postgame notes (May 3)

Some notes from last night’s game... -- The Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series. -- This is the second time in franchise history that the Kings have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series. They also led Vancouve... Read More
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The view from St. Louis

If nothing else, the St. Louis Blues can smile at the schedule. The Kings would probably prefer to play Game 4 this afternoon, if possible. But the teams will have to wait until Sunday afternoon to get back on the ice. Be sure that Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, a great orator, will be pulling out every... Read More
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The Key Three: May 3

Darryl Sutter allowed himself a little bit of levity last night. He walked into the room for his postgame press conference before all reporters had arrived, so he took a seat in the front row next to me. I said hello and asked if he wanted me to go to the podium instead. He said yes. He didn’t seem ... Read More
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Sutter postgame quotes (May 3)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) SUTTER: ``I thought it was a really good hockey game. I think there were a lot of good things.’’ (on Mike Richards’ game...) SUTTER: ``I thought he took the bull by the horns tonight. He did an awesome job.’’ (on Dustin Brown’s game...... Read More
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Brown postgame quotes (May 3)

Dustin Brown's postgame thoughts... (on the game...) BROWN: ``I think the one thing that stands out to me in these playoffs so far is, we’ve had different guys step up at different times. I think Quick maybe had two really difficult saves in the third and they were big saves for us, but we got a... Read More
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Stoll postgame quotes (May 3)

Jarret Stoll's postgame thoughts... (on the game...) STOLL: ``It was a good 60 minutes for our group. Our third period was pretty darn good; checking, being on top of them, not giving them much. We did a great job of playing whistle to whistle, not getting involved in that (after-the-play) stuff... Read More
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Richards postgame quotes (May 3)

Mike Richards’ postgame thoughts... (on his Gordie Howe Hat Trick...) RICHARDS: ``I don’t know. I think it’s my first one. I think the intensity carried over from the last game a little bit, and we wanted to carry over with a good start, and they did too. Things happen in games, and we got some ... Read More
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Doughty postgame quotes (May 3)

Drew Doughty’s postgame thoughts... (on the game...) DOUGHTY: ``I think when they got those goals back, in the second and third period, I don’t think we relaxed at all on the bench. We didn’t get down on ourselves. We stayed positive and made sure that we were going to come right back and get an... Read More
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Scouting the Blues

This is Game 3 in the best-of-seven, second-round playoff series between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues. The Kings lead the series 2-0. The Blues played two road games in the first round against San Jose and won both. St. Louis will do some shifting for this game. Big-minute defenseman Alex Pietr... Read More