1:03 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014
Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago

A gutsy, great day for Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf

He watches the birth of his daughter, then the stitched-up captain leads Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.Someday, Ryan Getzlaf will explain to his daughter Willa why he looked like Frankenstein's monster in photos taken the day she was born, his chin and cheek zippered with stitches and a purple bruise blossoming on the left side of his face.
Los Angeles Times 13 hours ago

Red Wings surprise Bruins in opener, 1-0

Canadiens take a 2-0 series lead over Lightning.Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the visiting Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins,1-0, in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.
Los Angeles Times 15 hours ago

Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'

After what was arguably the Kings' worst playoff-effort in a few years, players cite sloppiness and lack of detail. But, they add, they are confident the mistakes can be corrected for Game 2. Vulcanized rubber ricocheting off plexiglass wasn't the only source of echoes at the Kings' practice facility Friday.

Live Stanley Cup playoffs chat: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 2, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Join Curtis Pashelka for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference playofs between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
San Jose Mercury News 17 hours ago

Live Stanley Cup playoffs chat: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 2, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Join Curtis Pashelka for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference playofs between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
San Jose Mercury News 17 hours ago

San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings has plenty of hits

If Game 1 is any indication the Sharks-Kings series will be a physical one.
LA Kings Insider 17 hours ago

April 18 practice quotes: Martinez, Clifford

Alec Martinez, on handling San Jose’s size and speed: They’re a good hockey club. We knew that they were going to come out hard, especially in their building. We didn’t do a very good job of weathering the storm. We’ll learn from it and that’s why there are seven games. We’ll learn from and we had a good practice today and we’ll have another good one tomorrow. We’ll get back in there and play our game. Martinez, on what the team did in the third period: Well I think that’s it, we started to generate some zone time. I don’t [...]
LA Kings Insider 18 hours ago

KingsVision: April 18 practice report

Daryl Evans and I analyzed the Kings’ Game 1 loss in San Jose and looked forward to Game 2 on Sunday. Courtesy of Kings Vision, it’s the April 18 practice report.
LA Kings Insider 19 hours ago

Quick not bothered by Brown’s drive to the net

The Kings and Sharks’ emotions spilled over five minutes into Game 1. Driving hard to the net on an angle down the right wing, Mike Brown’s heavy contact with Slava Voynov set off a chain reaction in which momentum sent Voynov into Quick, who forcefully fell backwards to the left of the goalmouth. All 10 players, plus Quick, then engaged each other in a heated scrum that ultimately resulted in even strength play. Brown was assessed a goaltender interference minor, and at practice on Friday, Quick did not find any fault with the path to the net the San Jose [...]
LA Kings Insider 19 hours ago

April 18 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether he liked Friday’s practice after returning to L.A.: Yep, Start over. On what led to San Jose’s odd-man rushes: Well, I think, first off, again, you’re generalizing too much. I think that when you’re down by three goals in a playoff game, you’ve got to stretch it out and go for it a little bit, so that’s not normal. On who he’d like to see “a better game from”: I don’t think you single players out in playoffs or at any time. That’s not my style, and that’s not what good teams do. I think that everybody will [...]
LA Kings Insider 20 hours ago

Playoff Podcast: LA Kings Insiders, past and present

LA Register Kings reporter Rich Hammond returns to LA Kings Insider to discuss the re-branded newspaper’s local thrust and how it relates to the Kings. He also sheds light on the nuances of Darryl Sutter press scrums and dissects Game 1 of the Kings-Sharks first round series. References from Bewitched and The Simpsons are dropped in the first minute. This is a historic day, Insiders.
LA Kings Insider 23 hours ago

Waking up with the Kings: April 18

The San Jose Sharks are a better team than they were a year ago at this time. They’re not necessarily jump-out-to-a-five-nothing-lead-against-the-Kings-improved, but there is more balance throughout their lineup when healthy, and it was exhibited Thursday as all four lines recorded a goal and all forwards but Andrew Desjardins recorded a point. Whereas TJ Galiardi – who had five goals in 36 games last season – skated to the left of Joe Thornton and Brent Burns in last year’s series, this time around it’s 41-goal man Joe Pavelski. Tomas Hertl, who tied for the team lead with five...
LA Kings Insider Apr 18, 2014

April 17 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-8 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a history that includes a road record of 2-4. The Kings are 94-127 all-time in the playoffs and 40-76 on the road. -The Kings fell to 17-27 all-time in Game 1s. They are 6-20 in playoff series when losing a Game 1. Los Angeles defeated St. Louis but lost to Chicago when dropping Game 1 in last year’s playoffs. -Thursday’s game ended a streak of 10 straight one-goal road games in the series. -The Kings suffered their first three-goal playoff loss since falling 6-3 at [...]
Home Ice | SI.com Apr 18, 2014

Sharks get to Jonathan Quick, Kings early, hang on for 6-3 Game 1 Win

By Allan Muir The San Jose Sharks scored early and often, beating Jonathan Quick three times in the first period on the way to a 6-3 win in their series opener against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night. Joe Thornton got the hosts on the board just 3:06 in with a deft deflection of a […]
Los Angeles Times Apr 18, 2014

Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3

San Jose builds a 5-0 lead through two periods, including two late goals in first period, before L.A. makes a third-period comeback that is too little, too late.SAN JOSE — This was like a nasty flashback, one bad journey into the darkness for Kings fans.

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