May 29th, 2012
Kings Vs Devils Stanley Cup
It’s been a long season but finally the NHL is at its final home stretch, the Stanley Cup Finals.
The two teams that will be facing off in the finals are the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils. Each team has defied the odds this post season as neither team had home ice advantage for any of its playoff series and neither was really given a legitimate chance at winning it all. Several weeks later and here both teams are, 4 wins away from the greatness they’ve been trying to achieve all season. Which team will win it all though?
During the regular season these 2 teams faced off twice back in October, once in New Jersey and once in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for the Kings, both of these games resulted in losses, however each team was completely different back then as the Kings had yet to acquire Jeff Carter and were still operating under former coach Terry Murray. The Devils on the other hand were still discovering who they were after an awful 10-11 season.
For the first time since 1999, the Stanley Cup will be won by a team whose captain is American as both the Kings (Dustin Brown, NY) and Devils (Zach Parise, MN) were born in the U.S.
The winner of this series will be the lowest seeded team since the NHL adopted the 16 team playoff format back in 1994 to win the Stanley Cup. Currently the lowest seeded team to ever win it all was the New Jersey Devils as a #5 seed.
If the Kings win it all they will be the 4th consecutive team to start the season in Europe and win it all.
The Kings have won an NHL record 10 consecutive playoff games on the road (dating back to last season) and will look to extend that streak as they will start the series off on the road in New Jersey.
The puck will drop at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Wednesday May 30th at 8:00 pm Eastern as the series will get underway.
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May 27th, 2012
Kings Vs Devils Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup Final matches two teams that haven’t met for 7 months. This will be the first-ever playoff series between The Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils. In the regular season, the New Jersey Devils defeated the Kings once in regulation and once in a shootout.
The Los Angeles Kings have geared up for a lengthy playoff series in every single round of the postseason, but they haven’t even had to play a Game 6.
New Jersey and Los Angeles met twice in the regular season, both games coming in October (13th and 25th). The Kings lost to the Devils, 2-1, in a shootout October 13 in Newark, having just returned to the United States after starting the regular season with two games in Europe. The Devils won, 3-0 at Staples Center, October 25.
One of many similarities between the Kings and the Devils is that their leading players have earned every last bit of their exorbitant paychecks. It is a challenging task with either club to point directly at a best player. Any which way your finger waggles, at minimum, 3 faces appear.
Leading the way on the ice and off it for both teams are American born Captains who, though they play very various styles, both lead by example and put work ethic at the forefront of every shift. Neither Dustin Brown nor Zach Parise will be caught coasting for a second of precious ice time. Hockey fans around the world will be mesmerized by two skaters who have never played for the sport’s greatest prize, but have played every game these playoffs as if the Cup awaits them at the final buzzer.
There is nobody hotter in the NHL than Jonathan Quick is in net for the Kings. Quick was a great goaltender during the regular season, but he’s taken his game to an additional level throughout the playoffs. During the 2011-12 season, Quick had a goals against average of 1,95, which has shrunk even smaller, to 1,54, during these playoffs. Both teams have elite goaltenders playing at elite levels right now.
Whoever won the 2012 Stanley Cup, the Devils or Kings, will be the lowest seed in the history of the NHL to do so. There’s no doubt that this matchup is between the two most popular teams in the sport. Kings have gone on a 12-2 rampage through the playoffs and earned a date with the Devils in the Stanley Cup finals, which begin Wednesday.
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May 23rd, 2012
Kings on way to Stanley Cup
Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime Tuesday and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time as a franchise. Jonathan Quick made 38 saves for the Kings and Smith had 47 stops.
The Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final series.
Los Angeles took the best-of-seven series 4-1 and won its record 10th consecutive road playoff game, including two last year.
The Kings are waiting to see if they will face the Rangers or the Devils for the Stanley Cup.
The Kings Staples Center dates will be June 4th, June 6th and if necessary June 11th.
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(Photo by Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
May 20th, 2012
The eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings will try to earn their first Stanley Cup Finals berth since 1993 when they host the Phoenix Coyotes today in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
The Los Angeles Kings have crafted one of the most dominant playoff performances in recent memory, leaving them a win away from reaching the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 19 years. They’ll get their first crack at it Sunday afternoon as they entertain the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. A capacity crowd is expected at the Staples Center, which has already seen plenty of playoff action this weekend and could be the site of the Kings’ biggest win since 1993.
Given the way Los Angeles has played this postseason, it’s easy to forget that the club came into the Stanley Cup tournament as the eighth seed in the West. And yet, despite having to tangle with the top three teams in the conference, the Kings are just the third team in NHL history to take 3-0 leads in each of its first three series. Los Angeles failed to close out Vancouver at home, dropping Game 4 of its first-round series for its only loss of the playoffs. The Kings used home-ice to beat the St. Louis Blues in the fourth game of round two and will look to do the same against the Coyotes.
Little has gone right for Phoenix in the conference finals. After coming in on a high following a five-game elimination of the Nashville Predators, the Coyotes‘ vaunted defense has been overmatched by a deep, speedy Kings roster that has generated 116 shots through the first three games of the series. Coach Dave Tippett noted that his club took several penalties in the third period of Game 3 that perhaps shouldn’t have been called. “The game is turning a little dishonest and it’s embellishment by players,” Tippett said. “When it’s done well, it’s very hard for the referees, very hard
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May 18th, 2012
Los Angeles Vs Phoenix game 3
KINGS 2, COYOTES 1: Dwight King continued his magical postseason run, scoring the game winner early in the third period as host Los Angeles took a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
King played the hero just 1:47 into the frame, skating out from the corner boards on a delayed Phoenix penalty and firing a high shot past netminder Mike Smith’s glove for his fifth goal in five games. The rookie forward scored just five times in 27 regular-season contests.
Penalties hurt Phoenix’s chances at a comeback, with Michal Roszival taking a high-sticking minor just before the five-minute mark and Oliver Ekman-Larsson getting called for cross-checking at 13:22. The Coyotes pulled Smith for an extra attacker with just over a minute remaining, but their final chance to net the equalizer was snuffed out after Radim Vrbata was whistled for slashing the Kings’ Anze Kopitar with 41 seconds left.
Los Angeles held on from there to extend its playoff winning streak to eight games and move within a victory of returning to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1993. Game 4 is set for Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.
Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to preserve the victory.
The teams played a tight-checking first period that saw zero goals and few scoring chances. The Kings had the best opportunity in the opening frame, but Smith made a good save on a Jarrett Stoll chance from in close following a setup by King.
The teams shook off the shackles to open the second period. Phoenix struck first at 1:03, with Daymond Langkow escaping on a partial breakaway and firing a shot that trickled between Quick’s pads.
Kopitar answered just over two minutes later with one of the nicest goals of the series. The star forward broke in alone and deked out Smith before beating him between the pads with a backhand shot for his 10th point in the last six games.
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May 12th, 2012
Kings Vs Coyotes
The NHL has quite a surprise on their hands with the Western Conference Finals as it features 2 teams nobody really expected to be here several months ago. Your two teams are the 8th seeded Los Angeles Kings and the 3 seeded Phoenix Coyotes.
Entering the post season the Kings finished only 2 points behind the Coyotes but thanks to league rules that state a division winner gets a top 3 seed, the Coyotes leapfrogged over several teams with more total points and were able to earn home ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
The Kings lost their final 2 games of the regular season to the San Jose Sharks knocking them down into the 8th seed and giving them the task of having to knock off the top seeded Vancouver Canucks to advance to the second round.
The Kings started the playoffs red hot as they took the first 3 games of the series from the Canucks to take a 3-0 series lead. In game 4 however, the Kings stumbled as they lost to the Canucks to make the series 3-1. In game 4 the Kings were able to rebound thanks to a Jarret Stoll overtime goal which gave the Kings the series victory over the Canucks and propelled them to the second round to take on the second seeded St. Louis Blues.
Just like in the first round, the Kings had to open the series on the road and once again won both games on the opponents ice sending them back to L.A. with a 2 games to none lead. In game 3 the Kings were able to excite the home crowd as they won again, this time by a score of 4-2 to take a 3-0 series lead for the second straight round. Unlike in round 1 where the Kings were unable to close out the series on home ice, the Kings were able to defeat the Blues 2-1 in game 4 to send the Staples Center crowd into euphoria and advancing the Kings into the third round of the playoffs and a date with the Phoenix Coyotes.
During the regular season these 2 teams split the series at 3 games a-piece with the most recent game being a 5-4 shootout victory for the Coyotes back on February 21st.
Both of the goaltenders in this upcoming series have been red hot during the postseason as Jonathan Quick leads all active goalies in playoff GAA right now with a 1.55 GAA and .949 save percentage while Mike Smith has been almost as good sporting a 1.85 GAA with a save percentage of .946.
While it is expected that this series will be low scoring, it needs to be pointed out that the Kings are averaging 3 goals per game in the playoffs while the Coyotes are averaging 2.64 goals per game, so a high scoring game is not entirely out of the question. With the stellar goaltending however it would not be surprising at all to see one game end 1-0 and the following game be a 5-4 finale.
As of now it is unknown when the series will start, but you can bet that it will be an exciting matchup and ultimately will send a team from the Pacific Division to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2007 when the Anaheim Ducks represented the Pacific Division en route to their Stanley Cup victory
April 22nd, 2012
Kings Vs Canucks
Preview: Los Angeles at Vancouver
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, April 22, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Los Angeles Kings will get another crack at their first playoff series win since 2001 when they visit the Vancouver Canucks for Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinals matchup on Sunday. Los Angeles built the first 3-0 series lead in franchise history but failed to eliminate Vancouver at home on Wednesday. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Canucks, who welcomed Daniel Sedin back to the lineup after a 12-game absence due to a concussion, are looking to do what only three teams in NHL history have accomplished – win a series after trailing 3-0.
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Many players are not happy about the three-day break between Games 4 and 5, but Jeff Carter is not among them. Carter missed time at the end of the regular season with an ankle injury but returned to the lineup for the start of the Vancouver series. After going three games without a point following a two-assist performance in the series opener, Carter is pleased to have more time to heal. “I think with the two days before the last game, and then the extra day here, it’s probably not an ideal situation, but for myself personally and for some other guys around here that are a little banged up, it’s nice to get a little extra rest,” Carter said. Kyle Clifford did some skating for two days but stayed off the ice Friday. Clifford, who was on the receiving end of a hit from behind by Byron Bitz, has an upper-body injury and is doubtful for Sunday’s contest.
Cory Schneider is likely to make his third straight start, leaving Roberto Luongo again on the bench. Schneider praised Luongo’s demeanor and approach to serving as backup. “He’s been great to me and great to the team,” Schneider said. “He’s handled this extremely well. He hasn’t said a word and he’s been nothing but a true professional and the great guy that he is.” Luongo explained his reason for not raising a ruckus. “Things change quickly in this league, so right now I’m just focused on Game 5,” he said. “That’s where my attention needs to be.” Much like Carter, Daniel Sedin must be happy to have three days off. Sedin, who missed 12 games with a concussion, returned for Game 4 and notched an assist. “The fact we’ve got three days in between games here is going to permit Danny to get up to his speed,” coach Alain Vigneault said.
1. Only the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2010 Philadelphia Flyers have overcome a 3-0 deficit.
2. The Canucks have lost six of their last eight conference quarterfinal games.
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April 19th, 2012
CANUCKS 3, KINGS 1: Defenseman Alex Edler and captain Henrik Sedin scored power-play goals as Vancouver staved off elimination by topping host Los Angeles in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
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Kevin Bieksa also tallied, fellow blue-liner Dan Hamhuis notched two assists and Cory Schneider made 43 saves in his first career playoff win for the Canucks, who avoided becoming the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept in the first round.
Daniel Sedin recorded an assist in his return to the lineup after missing 12 games with a concussion.
Vancouver hosts Game 5 on Sunday.
The Kings struck first as Anze Kopitar scored his first goal of the series with seven minutes remaining in the first period. After avoiding a hit by Mason Raymond at the blue line, Kopitar skated down the right side and beat Schneider from the faceoff circle for a 1-0 lead.
Vancouver pulled even during a power play just over four minutes into the second when Edler wristed the puck past Jonathan Quick from the right point. The Canucks entered the game 0 for 14 with the man advantage in the series.
Bieksa put the Canucks ahead 4 1/2 minutes later as Kings center Mike Richards inadvertently deflected Bieksa’s slap shot from the right point past Quick.
With Los Angeles down a skater, captain Dustin Brown – who already has two shorthanded goals in the series – was awarded a penalty shot 5:23 into the third after being tripped up by Bieksa during a breakaway. But Schneider made the save, and Henrik Sedin buried a rebound from the bottom of the left circle 22 seconds later for his second goal in 27 contests and a 3-1 advantage.
Quick stopped 27 shots for the Kings, who remain one win away from their first series victory since 2001.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Vancouver had lost its previous five playoff contests, including Games 6 and 7 of last year’s Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. … Los Angeles’ Brad Richardson returned to the lineup after missing the first three games of the series following an emergency appendectomy. Richardson registered three shots in 10 minutes, 14 seconds of action. … Byron Bitz was a healthy scratch for the Canucks after serving his two-game suspension for hitting Kyle Clifford from behind. Clifford remains out with an upper-body injury. … The road team is 19-9 thus far in the postseason.
April 16th, 2012
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick celebrates his shutout win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3
Los Angeles Kings 1, Vancouver Canucks 0
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:30 PM
Los Angeles Staples Center
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KINGS 1, CANUCKS 0: Dustin Brown scored 6 1/2 minutes into the third period and Jonathan Quick made 41 saves as Los Angeles pushed the Presidents’ Trophy winners to the brink of elimination in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar each notched an assist for the Kings, who own a 3-0 series lead for the first time in franchise history. They try to complete the sweep at home on Wednesday.
Brown, who drew the ire of the Canucks for a hit on Henrik Sedin early in the second period that temporarily knocked the Vancouver captain out of the game, gave Quick all the offensive support he needed with his fourth goal of the series.
Williams’ shot from the top of the right faceoff circle was stopped by Cory Schneider. But the rebound went right to Brown, and the LA Kings‘ captain buried it from the bottom of the left circle for a 1-0 advantage.
Quick turned aside 11 shots in the first period, 14 in the second and 16 in the third for his second career postseason shutout. The 26-year-old led the NHL with 10 regular-season shutouts.
Schneider made 19 saves for the Canucks, who had just four power-play opportunities while giving the Kings eight chances.
GAME NOTEBOOK: All-Star defenseman Alex Edler essentially ended Vancouver’s comeback chances when he fired the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game penalty with 97 seconds remaining in the third period. … While registering 41 shots, the Canucks had another 23 attempts blocked. … Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time for the third straight game, logging 25 minutes, 56 seconds. Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa played the exact same amount, while teammate Dan Hamhuis saw 28:19 of action. … Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and David Beckham of Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy were in attendance.
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April 12th, 2012
Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2
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KINGS 4, CANUCKS 2: Dustin Penner snapped a tie with 3:14 remaining in the third period as visiting Los Angeles upset the Presidents’ Trophy winners in the opener of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Mike Richards recorded a goal and two assists, defenseman Willie Mitchell and captain Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for the Kings, who outshot the Canucks 39-26.
Richards caused a turnover in the offensive zone and made a pass from the top of the left faceoff circle to Jeff Carter, who directed the puck across the slot with his skate. Penner quickly fired the puck past Roberto Luongo to give Los Angeles a 3-2 edge.
Brown sealed the victory with an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining.
With Daniel Sedin sitting out his 10th straight game with a concussion, the Vancouver Canucks got on the board 4:17 into the first period on a questionable goal by Alex Burrows.
Burrows grabbed his own rebound in the high slot and fired it past Quick, who was knocked down moments earlier by Ryan Kesler. Quick’s protest fell on deaf ears, however, as Burrows was awarded his 17th career playoff goal.
Los Angeles answered during the first of its two 5-on-3 advantages in the session as Richards banked a shot from the bottom of the right faceoff circle off Luongo with 6 1/2 minutes remaining.
Former Canuck Mitchell gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 3:27 left in the second when his blast from the left point deflected off Jannik Hansen’s stick and past Luongo with 39 seconds to go on Byron Bitz’s five-minute major for boarding.
Canucks blue-liner Alex Edler evened the contest with 7.3 seconds remaining in the second as his wrist shot from the right point hit a defender’s stick and sailed over Quick.
Kesler notched two assists and Luongo stopped 35 shots for the Canucks, who lost for the first time in nine playoff series openers.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Carter returned to the Kings’ lineup from an ankle injury and recorded a pair of assists. … Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty led all players with 28:18 of ice time. … Vancouver lost for only the second time with Sedin out of the lineup. … The Kings have won only four of their last 12 visits to Rogers Arena.
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Other scores yesterday, Flyers beat Penguins 4,3 and Predators beat Red Wings 3 to 2.