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Kings Vs Ducks

In a week where they badly needed to pick up some key victories the Los Angeles Kings are mired in perhaps their toughest stretch of the season, going winless over the past week to run their overall losing streak to five games. After losing consecutive road games in Boston and Columbus Los Angeles returned to Sourthern California and were swept in back-to-back games by their LA rivals, the league leading Anaheim Ducks. The second of the back-to-back contests was the much anticipated outdoor game at Dodger Stadium, taken by the Ducks 3-0.

Kings Vs Ducks Tickets

Kings Vs Ducks

Week Recap: Monday night the Kings lost a tough one in Boston to a solid Bruins team. Boston jumped on top 2-0 on first period goals by Brad Marchand and Torey Krug. The Kings fought back to tie the game on goals by Willie Mitchell and Jeff Carter, only to see Marchand score his second goal of the game just 18 seconds after Carter scored to tie the game at 2. The Bruins would hold on to the victory, and the Kings would go on to Columbus for the second half of a back-to-back. The Kings scored the first goal Tuesday night in Columbus on a tally by Dwight King only to see the Blue Jackets score consecutive first period goals by RJ Umberger and Ryan Johansen to go up 2-1. Jeff Carter notched his 20th goal of the season early in the second to tie the game at 2, but the Blue Jackets took control with three consecutive goals to put the game away. Martin Jones had a tough night in goal for the Kings. With three consecutive losses the Kings returned to Southern California for two with Anaheim. The Thursday and Saturday games were a big test and the chance for Los Angeles to make up ground on the NHL leaders. The two games, won by Anaheim via a combined score of 5-1 are an indication of just how strong of a club the Ducks have become. Anaheim is seemingly able to adapt to any opponents style, winning high scoring contests as well as gritty defensive games, like Thursday night at the Honda Center. The Kings were shut out Saturday night by the Ducks Jonas Hiller, putting the Ducks 19 points up on their division rivals.

Kings Schedule this week

Kings Vs

Up next for the Kings: The upcoming schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Kings. Los Angeles travels north to face the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, following by an immediate trip to Phoenix to take on the Coyotes on Tuesday night. They then round out the week by finally returning to STAPLES Center to face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday and the Philadelpia Flyers on Saturday night. Pittsburgh’s trip to Los Angeles will give Kings fans their lone opportunity to see the universally regarded best player in hockey, Sidney Crosby. The Penguins star is on track to win yet another league MVP award this season.

Where they stand: With 64 points the Kings are in sixth place in the Western Conference, five points behind the Colorado Avalanche and twelve points behind the San Jose Sharks.

The Kings face off against the Ducks two more times at the Staples Center once on March 15th and then again on April 12! All Ducks Vs Kings Tickets have no service fees on any ticket. Chris Michaels

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Anheim Ducks Perfect Four Game Road Trip

Anaheim Ducks 2013-2014 Season

Anaheim Ducks

With a perfect 3-0 record over the past week the Anaheim Ducks have now run their consecutive game winning streak to eight, including three consecutive road wins versus Eastern Conference foes. The eight game winning streak has vaulted the Ducks to the top overall record in the National Hockey League. Anaheim now has 57 points on the season, one point above the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Week Recap: After winning five consecutive games at the friendly confines of Honda Center the Ducks kicked off the week with an impressive 5-2 victory over perennial powers Detroit. After Thomas Jurco opened the scoring for Detroit the Ducks scored four unanswered first period goals. Jakob Silfverberg, Nick Bonino, Corey Perry and Sami Vatananen all tallied first period goals for Anaheim. Saku Koivu opened the scoring in the second period to give the Ducks in insurmountable 5-1 lead. Perry’s goal was his 22nd on the season. Three days later the Ducks made the trip to New Jersey and defeated the Devils by a 3-2 score in overtime. Cam Fowler and Mathieu Perrault scored the two regulation goals for Anaheim before Kyle Palmieri notched the game-winner in overtime, his 5th of the season. Jonas Hiller was solid in net once again for the Ducks, running his season record to 15-4-4. After defeating the Devils on Friday the Ducks made the trip to Long Island for the second half of a back-to-back versus the Islanders, winning 5-3. After falling behind 3-1 the Ducks exploded for four goals in the third period, with Ryan Getzlaf slotting home his 18th and 19th goals of the season. Mathieu Perrault and Kyle Palmieri scored scored the other two third period goals for Anaheim. Rookie Frederik Andersen was victorious in between the pipes, running his season record to 7-1.

Ducks Honda Center

Honda Center

The Week Ahead: The Ducks have a light schedule over the Christmas Holidays with a game Monday night followed by four days off before they host the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night at the Honda Center. After Saturday night’s game the Ducks head to the Bay Area for a big Sunday night matchup versus the San Jose Sharks. The Ducks are looking to keep pace with their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings. Even with an 8-game winning streak the Ducks are just three points up on the Kings who have won nine of their last ten.

Where they stand: With 57 points the Ducks are a point ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks for the top overall record in the National Hockey League. They are in a tight race for best record in the Pacific Division with the Los Angeles Kings. As of Monday the Ducks are three points on top of the red hot Kings. In all the two Los Angeles teams have just one loss in their last 20 games played.

By: Chris Cabrera

NHL Pacific Division Preview

NHL Pacific Division

NHL Pacific Division

1. LA Kings: For the first time ever a returning Stanley Cup champion brings back their entire roster from the season before. On top of that they do so with the lockout giving them several extra months of rest. The Pacific Division is the Kings to lose. There are a couple of question marks early, the biggest being the health of Anze Kopitar. It was Kopitar’s evolution from standout to superstar in last year’s playoff (along with Jonathon Quick of course) that propelled the Kings to the Stanley Cup. With a deep group of forwards, strong goaltending and an elite lead defenseman in Drew Doughty the Kings are the odd-on favorites to win the Pacific and contend for the top overall record in the Western Conference.

2. Phoenix Coyotes: With all the excitement over the defending champion Kings last year’s division champs aren’t getting a ton of attention. The Coyotes aggressive style may not be exciting from a hockey purist standpoint, but they are deep and well coached and there’s no reason why the Coyotes can’t defend their division title. The big question mark across the board in the NHL is how teams will be affected by the lockout, good or bad. There are a few factors in the Coyotes favor. First, they had ten players actively playing during the lockout. Second, they have a number one goaltender in Mike Smith who had a massive workload last season. The extended offseason should benefit Smith. Like any small market team the Coyotes have to make tough financial decisions and it had to be hard to see Ray Whitney go to a division rival. Still, the Coyotes have done well to build from within and have kept the core of their roster. They’ll have to find a way to replace Whitney’s production offensively, but the addition of Zbynek Michalek will make a tough defense even tougher. The Coyotes will challenge the Kings until the end.

3. San Jose Sharks: The proverbial window of opportunity is probably closing in San Jose. After making deep playoff runs for consecutive years the Sharks fell back to seventh in the Western Conference last season, getting dismantled by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs. After years of consistent success last year had to be a disappointment for the Sharks. They still have a roster of capable veterans. Up front the Sharks still boast one of the deepest groups of forwards in the NHL and the likes of Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Martin Havlat and young Logan Couture surely are capable of propelling the Sharks back to the top. Defensively the Sharks brought back Brad Stuart who’ll anchor the second defensive pairing behind the excellent top unit of Dan Boyle and Brent Burns. Antti Niemi should once again provide steady goaltending. Like the two teams projected above the Sharks have had very little turnover which bodes well for a quick start. If the Sharks can get out of the gates quickly and if the brutal schedule doesn’t wear down the aging forward group the Sharks could very well make a run. Unfortunately they have the feel of a team battling for a final playoff spot.

4. Anaheim Ducks: When it comes to the Ducks, who really knows? They were brutal at the beginning of the year under Randy Carlyle then got hot right after they hired Bruce Boudreau, only to come back to earth. It all comes down to the first line. If Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan play like they did the year before last they can absolutely carry a team. If they continue to struggle and Getzlaf continues to be an enigma trade deadline moves may be in the offing. It’s a pivotal year in Anaheim. The Ducks are a high potential club but past the first line there isn’t a ton of depth. If the top line goes nuts they could contend, but that’s difficult to see considering the evolution of Phoenix and LA as elite teams. The Kings, Coyotes and Sharks are simply deeper and better.

5. Dallas Stars: The Stars head into the season with an interesting strategy, an almost anti-youth movement. In picking up Jaromir Jagr, Ray Whitney and Derek Roy and Stars have clearly gotten older, but they’ve also added some real veteran presence to the club. As noted before there’s really no telling how the short season will play out. On one hand the lack of a full regular season can be a boon to aging legs. On the other hand the back to back games and five games in seven days stretches might now. One positive is that Joe Nieuwendyk is clearly making moves to add a little excitement in Big D. We’ll see how quickly they can build chemistry. Even with the addition of the grizzled vets the Stars are a playoff long shot.

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Biggest game for LA Kings since 1993

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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Kings take commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals

Los Angeles Vs Phoenix game 3

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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Western Conference Kings and Coyotes Square off

Kings Vs Coyotes

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

Los Angeles Kings 2012 Playoffs?

With 5 games remaining in the regular season for the Los Angeles Kings, the playoff race is as tight as ever and every point is incredibly valuable. Right now the race in the Pacific division for the division crown is between 4 different teams. The Dallas Stars with 89 points, the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks with 88 points, and the Phoenix Coyotes with 87 points. Currently it appears 3 of these 4 teams will make the playoffs with 1 of them earning the 3 seed and home ice advantage in the first round thanks to winning the division.

The Kings have a very favorable schedule in the home stretch as they face cellar dwellers Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Edmonton again before taking on the Sharks in their final 2 games of the season. The Sharks will finish off the season playing only division rivals as they will face the Phoenix Coyotes once and Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings twice which should help create some parity in points in the division. The Dallas Stars have a very tough schedule as they will face division leaders Vancouver and St. Louis before the season ends and Phoenix also has to face the St. Louis Blues once before the season ends. The Kings definitely do have the schedule on their side to close out the season and should be able to make it into the playoffs. The question is will it be as a 3, 7, or 8 seed. If the Kings miss out on the playoffs however, they will nobody to blame but themselves.

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Coyotes 5 Kings 4

COYOTES 5, KINGS 4 (SO): Ray Whitney and Mikkel Boedker scored in the shootout as host Phoenix overcame a 3-0 deficit to move into a first-place tie with the San Jose Sharks.

Whitney opened the shootout with a goal and Dustin Brown briefly leveled it in the second round. Boedker then used a backhand to beat Jonathan Quick before Jack Johnson’s attempt sailed wide right.

Radim Vrbata had two goals and an assist and Shane Doan scored twice to help Phoenix win its sixth in a row at home and improve to 8-0-1 overall in February.

Vrbata leveled the score with 2:27 left in regulation on the Coyotes’ third power-play goal of the night with his team-best 30th of the season. Vrbata has seven goals and five assists his past nine games.

The scoring-challenged Kings, who were coming off back-to-back shutouts, exploded for three goals in the first 15 minutes. Drew Doughty, Andrei Loktionov and Brown all got in the scoring act against goaltender Mike Smith.

The Coyotes clawed their way back in the second, taking advantage of penalties for a pair of power-play goals. Vrbata scored 50 seconds into the frame and Doan followed suit five minutes later with a wrist shot from close range to cut it to 3-2.

Williams converted a power-play tally of his own midway through the second before Doan was at it again, scoring from nearly the same spot to make it a one-goal contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kings forward Jarret Stoll returned to the lineup after missing four games with a lower-body injury. … Los Angeles forward Kyle Clifford was sent to the locker room with a five-minute major for crosschecking Keith Yandle midway through the third, leading to Vrbata’s tying goal. … Smith is unbeaten in his last eight starts.

Upcoming Games – The Coyotes will play Vancouver which was rescheduled from 02/13/2012 at the Jobing.com Arena.

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Preview: Kings at Coyotes

Preview: Los Angeles at Phoenix
When: 9:00 PM       ET, Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Where: Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona
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THE STORY: Failing to score has been a reoccurring issue this season for the Los  Angeles Kings. Their recent rut has dropped them out the top eight spots in the Western Conference. The Kings get an opportunity to make up some ground on one of the teams they’re chasing when they travel to face the streaking Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday. Los Angeles is 3-1-1 in five  meetings this season, but Phoenix is unbeaten in five straight at home.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, FS West (Kings), FS Arizona Plus (Coyotes)

ABOUT THE KINGS (27-21-11):
It’s easy to see why the Kings have only two wins in their past eight games. They have managed three goals in  the six losses, including shutouts their two previous games. “The last  couple years, we’ve been battling for a playoff spot,” captain Dustin  Brown said. “As frustrating as these last two games have been,  offensively, we’ve got to refocus.” Goaltender Jonathan Quick has done  his part against the Coyotes, stopping 42 of 43 shots in the last two  meetings.

ABOUT THE COYOTES (29-21-9): While the Kings are headed in the wrong direction, the Coyotes are on an uptick, going  7-0-1 in February. Phoenix has grabbed 17 of a possible 20 points coming in, the main reason the club has jumped to seventh in the West – two  points in front of Calgary and Los Angeles. Forward Radim Vrbata has  been red-hot. He has five goals and four assists the past eight games,  including four game-winners, en route to a career-best 28 tallies.

OVERTIME:

1. Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is unbeaten in his last seven starts while posting a minuscule 0.99 goals against average.

2. The Kings average 2.03 goals, last in the NHL.

PREDICTION: Coyotes 3, Kings 2 (OT)

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Phoenix 1 Coyotes – Los Angeles Kings 0 Staples Center

COYOTES 1, KINGS 0:
Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:30 PM

Mike Smith recorded his second straight shutout by turning aside all 28 shots he faced and Radim Vrbata matched a career high with his 27th goal of the season as the Phoenix Coyotes  edged the Los Angeles Kings in a physical battle at the Staples Center.

With the victory, the Coyotes improved to 7-1-1 in their last nine games and pulled even with the Kings for seventh place in the Western Conference. The pair is just four points behind the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks.

The NHL’s First Star of the Week, Smith responded from his 38-save effort in a shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks by handcuffing the Kings.

Smith secured his fourth blanking of the season and 15th career by stopping 11 shots in the first period, eight in the second and nine in the third. Smith also improved to 7-2-1 in his career versus Los Angeles.

Vrbata finally broke through after Kings defenseman Jack Johnson was serving a delay of game penalty.

With 4:01 left in the second period, Vrbata accepted a cross-ice feed from Ray Whitney and wired a shot from the right faceoff circle past All-Star Jonathan Quick. The tally was Vrbata’s fifth in nine contests.

Quick finished with 20 saves for the Kings, who fell to 2-4-1 in their last seven games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams waged a physical battle in the first period, with three fights and two roughing penalties to highlight a scoreless session. … Whitney, who saw his eight-game point streak come to an end in the team’s last contest, had an assist on Vrbata’s goal.

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