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May 4 postgame notes

-This series marks the first playoff series between Los Angeles and St. Louis that will not result in a sweep. Previous series include sweeps in 1969 (Blues / second round), 1998 (Blues / first round) and 2012 (Kings / second round). -Jonathan Quick earned his fifth career playoff shutout, a Kings ... Read More
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Hot on the draw

Los Angeles’ faceoff rate has improved significantly over the past three weeks. Over the span of eight games – the Kings have won seven of the eight – the team’s faceoff ranking has catapulted from 22nd in the league to seventh due to a success rate of 57.2% over that time. Overall, the team has won... Read More
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Stoll's near-perfect night

A lot was made, a few days ago, of the fact that Jarret Stoll had a series of awful games in the faceoff circle, and even Terry Murray publicly took him to task. In the ``fair is fair'' category, Stoll had a brilliant night against Detroit, and won 10 off 11 faceoffs.  I asked him if anything had ch... Read More