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Kings down Blue Jackets 5-2

The LA Kings and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet for what could be termed an afternoon dislike. With an early afternoon tilt or the fact that both of the Kings trades courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets first with the Jeff Carter trade and then the Marian Gaborik traded ended with the Kings not the Jackets winning two Stanley Cups was the motivation for a feisty game early in the first period.

In what also could have shaped up to be a goalie duel with Jonathan Quick in net for the Kings and Sergei Bobrovsky in net for Columbus was anything but.

The scoring got started by the Blue Jackets with Drew Doughty in the box for interference when Tim Erixson was the recipient of a def...

Kings down Blue Jackets 5-2

The LA Kings and the Columbus Blue Jackets met for what could be termed an afternoon dislike. With an early afternoon tilt or the fact that both of the Kings trades courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets first with the Jeff Carter trade and then the Marian Gaborik trade ended with the Kings not the Jackets winning two Stanley Cups was the motivation for a feisty game early in the first period.

In what also could have shaped up to be a goalie duel with Jonathan Quick in net for the Kings and Sergei Bobrovsky in net for Columbus was anything but.

The scoring got started by the Blue Jackets with Drew Doughty in the box for interference when Tim Erixon was the recipient of a deflec...

Kings win 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild

The Kings came into this game off of a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues that the Kings were severely out shot and out played but still managed to win thanks to goalie Jonathan Quick and this game was no different. This time Quick was able to stop 40 of 41 shots to keep the Kings riding the wave of his stingy goaltending.

Niklas Backstom was in nets for the Wild and played great but Jonathan Quick was just too much for the Wild coupled with their lack of being able to convert on the power play where they went zero for five. The Wild also were coming in having played relatively few games with a light schedule.

The Wild dominated play in the first period but it was the Kings who ...

Blackhawks end their season on OT Game 7 loss

Plenty of people thought that, like last year, the Chicago Blackhawks would push past the LA Kings in the Western Conference Finals. But 2014’s battle between the two teams would be different, from beginning to end; the Kings would manage to put the Blackhawks against the wall with a 3-1 series lead, only to see the Hawks come back and force a Game 7.

 

And they’d play hard. Both of these teams gave 100% during the 65:47 minutes they played, all the way into overtime, where Alec Martinez would put an end to the Blackhawks&r...

Blackhawks fight to keep season going

Tonight, the Kings have their first chance to win the series against the Blackhawks, and to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 5 will be played in Chicago, after 4 games that saw the Kings take a 3-1 series lead.

 

The Blackhawks, in the past 3 games, have been mostly outplayed and outshot, despite individual efforts across the board to keep the team in the games. But the Kings have seemed stronger and simply playing better, taking less penalties, more disciplined than the Blackhawks.

 

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Blackhawks to try and take Game 3 in LA

The Blackhawks are headed to Los Angeles to play Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the LA Kings, who beat the Hawks on Chicago ice last Wednesday. The Kings won 6-2, scoring 5 goals in the last frame of the game.

 

The Blackhawks’ defense struggled in the last period of Game 2 against a determined, offensive-minded LA team. After dominating for most of the game and scoring twice, the Blackhawks let the game get away from them. They should be very eager to try and get one or two away from the Kings while playing in Lo...

High-intensity game goes to Blackhawks in Western Conference Final's Game 1

The Western Conference Finals this year feels very much like déja-vu - a rematch from 2013’s WCF, with the Blackhawks facing the Los Angeles Kings once more. The Kings have dispatched the Anaheim Ducks in 7 games in their second round, while the Blackhawks went through a difficult round against the Minnesota Wild, which they finished in 6 games. And now the match-up to the Stanley Cup Final is the same as last year, where the Blackhawks won in 5.

 

There is no question that both teams have excelled during the regular season, as ...

2013/14 Playoffs- Week 1 Recap

We’re officially a week into the 2013/14 NHL playoffs and we’ve already seen our share of overtime dramatics, borderline hits, curious officiating, and Pierre McGuire. While every series has seen at least 3 games played, now is a good time to check in on what we’ve learned through week 1 of the dance and what we should expect over the next week.

Isles, Grabner Fly Past Jets in OT

On a day highlighted by trade talk, the Islanders escaped on the ice and prevailed in overtime after blowing another 3rd period lead. The Vanek trade is still the number 1 story in Islanders nation, but this was a great way to have some fun while Garth and company look to get a deal done.

Blackhawks and Kings looking to build momentum in Conference clash

After their shootout loss against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, the Blackhawks (33-10-14) are continuing the Californian leg of their road trip in Los Angeles, facing the Los Angeles Kings (30-21-6). The Kings themselves dropped their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers and they are on a 3 game losing streak. The Hawks, in their past 3, have 2 overtime/shootout losses and one win.

 

These two teams are the best in the league in terms of puck possession; the Kings are the best defensive team around, while the Blackhawks ar...