9:22 AM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times 7 hours ago

Kings are in must-win situation heading into Game 4

Sharks have a 3-0 series edge, but Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are among the few to have dug themselves out of that hole.The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to be mired in a 3-0 playoff hole, which is why there was more talk Wednesday about 2010 than their 2012 Stanley Cup championship resume.
San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago

Purdy: Sharks proving columnist wrong

The prediction here for the first Stanley Cup playoff round was that the Los Angeles Kings would defeat the San Jose Sharks in six games. But the Sharks now hold a three-games-to-none lead. Here's why the Sharks are proving me wrong.
San Jose Mercury News 11 hours ago

Patrick Marleau's overtime playoff goals

Patrick Marleau's overtime playoff goal that won Game 3 in the San Jose Sharks' playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings was the fourth of his 16-year NHL career -- most among active players. Here's a look at each.
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

Stanley Cup playoffs live updates: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 4, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Keep up with all the action with live Twitter updates as the San Jose Sharks look to close out the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff series.

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Los Angeles Times 7 hours ago

Kings looking at opportunity, not desperation of 3-0 series deficit

The Kings face elimination going into Game 4 against San Jose on Thursday night. Mike Richards says it's a chance for the Kings to show how resilient they are.Were they grasping at straws or coaxing small embers into becoming flames when the Kings repeatedly pointed out that their best players played better in the team's third straight playoff loss to San Jose than in the first two defeats?
Los Angeles Times 8 hours ago

Ducks can't hold back surging Stars in 4-2 loss

After Stars roar back for a victory in Game 4, the Ducks hope playing on home-ice again will allow them to take back the series lead. Frederik Andersen is pulled for Jonas Hiller in third period. DALLAS — The captain is hurt, the goalie is shaken, old demons are at the door.

Stanley Cup playoffs live updates: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 4, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Keep up with all the action with live Twitter updates as the San Jose Sharks look to close out the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff series.
LA Kings Insider 12 hours ago

Gaborik: “We still need more, obviously. It wasn’t enough”

On whether he agrees that the team’s best players played better: I think so. We played better, but we still need more, obviously. It wasn’t enough. We played our best game of the series, that’s for sure. I think we created a lot of chances. Especially in overtime, we didn’t give them much, but they scored and they won the game. We’ve got to put this one behind, and we’re still alive. Nobody’s quitting, and we’ll try to keep our heads up and score tomorrow and try to win that one. On how the team can improve: We still gave [...]
LA Kings Insider 13 hours ago

KingsVision: April 23 practice report

It may not be the most cheerful analysis of Kings comings and goings, but there was plenty to talk about after the team practiced and held meetings at Toyota Sports Center earlier today in preparation of Thursday’s Game 4 at Staples Center. I looked back over the past two seasons and referenced the first round series against Vancouver in 2012 and the early 2012-13 slump in providing context for ways to generate winning streaks.
LA Kings Insider 14 hours ago

April 23 practice quotes: Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter, on what the team improved on in Game 3: I thought we played our game plan better. We got pucks deep and we had a better forecheck, which in turn, when we’re forechecking we’re creating opportunities and getting pucks to the net. That’s something we didn’t do in the first two games. We were getting pucks going, but we were turning pucks over and they were going the other way. Something we need to continue to get better at here is making their D play in their own end. Carter, on being a desperate team: We have to [...]
LA Kings Insider 14 hours ago

Trailing 3-0, Richards looks to replicate magic of 2010

The 2010 Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers won four consecutive games over the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinal to become the third NHL team to win a best-of-seven playoff series after losing the first three games. Mike Richards, the Flyers’ captain at the time, helped refine his Philadelphia legacy through his role in the stunning turnaround. He recorded points in all four wins against the Bruins, was overall a plus-nine in the series, and recorded an assist on Simon Gagne’s series-clinching third period power play game-winning goal in which Philadelphia...
LA Kings Insider 15 hours ago

Banged up Kings familiar with playing hurt in spring

Like any National Hockey League team playing past 82 games, the Los Angeles Kings are dealing with a collection of players managing varying levels of discomfort. And, according to Darryl Sutter, it will simply remain a constant for as long as they’re in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “Are we going to get any better? No. Do we have to play through it? Yep,” Sutter said. “You know what? You can mentally tough your way through games now that maybe we wouldn’t subject them to in November and December.” Keep in mind that the Kings dealt with injuries to high profile [...]
San Jose Mercury News 16 hours ago

Sharks seek sweep of Kings, plus some rest

San Jose Sharks could eliminate Los Angeles Kings with one more win, then get extra to heal
LA Kings Insider 16 hours ago

April 23 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On where the improvements in Game 3 took place: Probably our better players played better. Our top guys played better last night. We played better, meaning a little more determination in our game, On how he coaches the team to play more “desperate”: I don’t think you coach any different than you would coming into Game 3, a home game last night. ‘Desperate,’ as long as it’s in the right track, is good. On whether his message continues, or whether he relies on the leadership group: Oh, I think the message is clear. It has to, with this group, come [...]
LA Kings Insider 18 hours ago

The View From San Jose

CSNBAYAREA.COM Kevin Kurz: Rewind: Kings better, but not good enough to beat Sharks The Sharks outshot Los Angeles 23-8 in the third, nearly winning in regulation on a late power play. Logan Couture said the Sharks saw the Kings team they figured they would see to when this series began, rather than the club that allowed 13 goals in the first two games. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: San Jose Sharks go up 3-0 on Los Angeles Kings on Patrick Marleau’s goal in overtime This game was as tight as the others were lopsided with neither team taking more [...]
LA Kings Insider 19 hours ago

Waking up with the Kings: April 23

The Kings played a quality playoff game on Tuesday, one that obviously represented their best performance in the series and that in retrospect and by virtue of replays and what the underlying stats indicate, was an evenly played game, and one that perhaps may have even slightly favored the home side by virtue of the pressure applied in overtime. But because of Los Angeles’ dreadful two games to open the series, there was absolutely no wiggle room or margin for error. The Kings found themselves in a situation in which a game decided by bounces, deflections and some grease around [...]
LA Kings Insider 20 hours ago

Postgame Audio: Daryl Evans and Willie Mitchell

AUDIO LINKS GALORE. This may not be the way you want to start your morning, but all of last night’s highlights can be accessed here: Willie Mitchell spoke with Daryl Evans immediately after the game, and the disappointment in his voice following the Game 3 overtime loss is palpable: Stepping away the doom and gloom for a moment, Nick replays his “And you can meet me in St. Louis!” call of Jarret Stoll’s overtime winner against Vancouver, which occurred two years to the day prior to Game 3. It’s part of the This Day in Kings History second intermission segment. [...]
LA Kings Insider Apr 23, 2014

April 22 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 4-4. The Kings are 94-129 all-time in the playoffs and 54-52 at home. -The Kings fell to 23-26 all-time in overtime in the playoffs. -The Kings fell to 16-25 all-time in Game 3s. When losing a Game 3, they are 5-19 all-time in playoff series. -Three teams in NHL history have rallied to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games: The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs (over Detroit in the Stanley Cup Final), the 1975 [...]

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