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WCSF Gm#2: KINGS(8 @ BLUES(2 - Monday, 4/30/12 @ 6:00 pm PDT {CNBC}

Western Conference Semi-Finals GAME #2 : Los Angeles KINGS (8) @ St. Louis BLUES (2)

(82 gp : 40-27-15 = 95 pts)
(82 gp : 49-22-11 = 109 pts)
(6 gp : 5-1-0 = X pts)
(6 gp : 4-2-0 = X pts)
Won 2
Lost 1
57.9 %
66.5 %
83.3 %
66.7 %
1-1-X @ Home
2-2-X @ Home
4-0-X @ Away
2-0-X @ Away
3-1 W (4/28/‘12)
1-3 L (4/28/‘12)
2.29g = 29th
2.51g = 21st
2.50g = 6th
2.50g = 7th
2.07g = 2nd
1.89g = 1st
1.50g = 1st
1.83g = 3rd
17.0% = 16th
16.7% = 18th
9.7% = 14th
28.6% = 4th
87.0% = 4th
85.8% = 7th
87.5% = 6th
90.9% = 3rd
2,274 = 2nd
1,949 = 12th
969 = 29th
1,120 = 17th
51.5% = 7th
50.4% = 13th
47.6% = 14th
51.7% = 6th

Game Time: Monday April/30/2012 6:00 PM PDT Location: Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO. USA
TV Broadcast: CNBC (HD) : TSN (HD) : RDSI (HD) : NHL CenterIce * (check your local area listings, black-out restrictions may apply)
Radio Broadcast: LA Radio Player /or KTLK 1150 AM On-Line Link
Note : * (Kings Radio Pre-Game w/ Nick Nickson & Daryl Evans on 30 min before game time, and Kings Talk on after every Home Game)
FREE Online Video Streams : : : : ************* : AtdheNet.TV : : : : Yahoo Online Stream : {Pay-Site} (links to online feeds provided but not guaranteed to always be active or working.)

* Credit KingsKnight for the BLACK & BLUE logo & theme in the GDT.

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KINGS lead the BLUES 1-0 in Best-of-Seven series.


#23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ - #11 Anze Kopitar ‘A’ - #14 Justin Williams #20 Alexander Steen ‘A’ - #42 David Backes ‘C’ - #10 Andy McDonald ‘A’
#25 Dustin Penner - #10 Mike Richards - #77 Jeff Carter #57 David Perron - #21 Patrik Berglund - #74 T.J. Oshie
#74 Dwight King - #28 Jarret Stoll - #22 Trevor Lewis #17 Vladimir Sobotka - #44 Jason Arnott - #36 Matt D‘Agostini
#15 Brad Richardson - #24 Colin Fraser - #71 Jordan Nolan #15 Jamie Langenbrunner ‘A’ - #12 Scott Nichol - #26 B.J. Crombeen
{scratched} #13 Kyle Clifford, #19 Kevin Westgarth {scratched} #75 Ryan Reaves, #32 Chris Porter, #25 Chris Stewart
  {scratched} #79 Adam Cracknell, #78 Evgeny Grachev, #9 Jaden Schwartz
Defense Defense
#7 Rob Scuderi - #8 Drew Doughty #28 Carlo Colaiacovo - #27 Alex Pietrangelo
#33 Willie Mitchell - #26 Slava Voynov #5 Barret Jackman ‘A’ - #22 Kevin Shattenkirk
#27 Alec Martinez - #2 Matt Greene ‘A’ #4 Kris Russell - #46 Roman Polak
{scratched} #44 Davis Drewiske {scratched} #6 Kent Huskins, #23 Ian Cole, #55 Danny Syvret
Goaltending Goaltending
#32 Jonathan Quick {expected starter} #1 Brian Elliot {expected starter}
#45 Jonathan Bernier #41 Jaroslav Halak
#34 Jake Allen, #30 Pual Karpowich

GO !!! KINGS !!! GO !!! . . . GO !!! KINGS !!! GO !!! . . . GO !!! KINGS !!! GO !!! . . .

KINGS ROYAL REPORT: Injury Updates, Stats, News & Notes

- #21 Scott Parse (LW), On IR w/ had season-ending surgery on both hips, no set time table for return, but has begun skating and practicing in LA again.
- #12 Simon Gagne (LW), On IR w/ Upper-Body Injury (concussion), no set time table for return, but has begun skating and practicing in LA again.
- #48 Andrei Loktionov (C/LW), Day-to-Day, w/ Lower Body Injury (Bruised Foot ?), Likely Out for Game #1 against St. Louis.
- #13 Kyle Clifford (LW), Day-to-Day, w/ Upper-Body Injury (concussion), questionable for Game #1 against St. Louis.
Current man games lost: 179 / 12 (Play-Offs)

- #41 Jaroslav Halak (G), Day-to-Day w/ Lower-Body Injury (ankle injury), Likely Out for Game #1 & #2 against Los Angeles.
- #27 Alex Pietrangelo (D), Day-to-Day w/ Upper-Body (concussion like symptoms), questionable for Game 2 of WCSF’s Monday against Los Angeles. If Pietrangelo can’t play, Ian Cole will go into the lineup.
Current man games lost due to injury: 320 / 4 (Play-Offs) Standings :DIVISION : CONFERENCE : LEAGUE Team Stats: LOS ANGELES KINGS : ST. LOUIS BLUES
FOX Spots - Head to Head Team Results : ( Game Day ) :
The Hockey News, FORECASTER - Tale Of The Tape : e-Media Guide 2011-12 : e-Media 2010-11 Year Book :
L.A. Kings Home Page's : LA Times : Daily News : CBS Spotsline : TSN : Yahoo : ESPN Clubhouse : The Fourth Period : The Hockey News Magazine News (Kings - Blues Series Starts Saturday) : News (Meet Me in St. Louis) : News (Quick Named Vezina Trophy Finalist) : News (Darryl Sutter and the Kings: Is this the year both capture their first Stanley Cup?) : News (Playoff Tickets on Sale Now) : News (Beard-A-Thon Details) : News (2011-12 LA Kings Award Winners) : News (Kings Set Attendance Records) : News (Vezina: Quick Gets's Nod in Photo Finish) :
LA Kings: In The Media (The Hub for ALL the Latest News & Media about Our LA KINGS) : News (Second-Round Preview : BLUES - KINGS) : News (X-Factor: Kings need Penner to play to his potential) : News (Kings' Mitchell still looking for ways to get better) : News (Goalies, defenses could reign in Blues-Kings series) : News (New blood advancing in the Western Conference) : (NHL PlayOffs : Round 2, Kings-Blues to be a clash of similar styles) : (Second-Round Match Ups : BLUES - KINGS) : (Second-Round Preview : BLUES - KINGS) : (Kings and Blues can't help but like each other) : RECAP of Last Game, @ ST. LOUIS BLUES : Post-Game BoxScore : BLUES = 1 : KINGS = 3 Post-Game Summary/Notes :
Kings Talk Radio Replay (April 28 vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES) : Game Notes vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES, File : *(PDF file, printable & packed full of Info!) Game Preview Link : Notebook (April 29 : TEAM - WORK) : Notebook (April 25 : Quick has eyes on different silver) : Notebook (April 24 : Stoll rediscovering his offensive game) : Notebook (April 18 : Experience Beginning To Add Up) : Notebook (April 17 : Speedy recovery for Richardson) : Notebook (April 16 : Big-Time Player) : Notebook (April 9 : Quick Stop) : Notebook (April 4 : Jonathan Quick deserves Vezina Trophy consideration) : Notebook (April 2 : Lombardi: Bone bruise for Carter) :
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ST. LOUIS BLUES: Official NHL Website : HF BLUES Board GDT
ST. LOUIS BLUES (Twitter) :!/st_louis_blues
ST. LOUIS BLUES (Practice Report 3/14) :
ST. LOUIS BLUES (Blues / Kings Round 2 Series Preview) :
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper, BLUES Page : BLUES Morning-Skate Blog w/ Jeremy Rutherford : Belleville News-Democrat Newspaper, BLUES Page : BLUES, Note by Note Blog w/ Norm Sanders

KINGS look to take 2-0 Lead in 2nd round of Playoffs against BLUES back home to LA.


Originally Posted by Goaltender JONATHAN QUICK, on WIN :
"(was that was the kind of tight game you expected…) “Absolutely. They came out hard in the first 10. We expected that. It looks like it took us about 10, 12 (minutes) to get our legs underneath us. After that, we played a great game. We kept them to the perimeter, cleared out any rebounds and came into the middle. Two huge goals, one on the PK again. Greener stepping up and making a big play there. It’s a great win. We’ve got to enjoy it for five minutes and then focus in on Monday.’’ (on the Blues’ strong start…) “You expect it. Whenever you’re on the road, no matter what time of the year it is, you expect a team to come out flying in the first 10 minutes on home ice like that. This team is no different. They’re one of the best teams on home ice for a reason. That first 10 minutes shows you probably why. They kind of put us on our heels for a little bit, but we weathered the storm a little bit and we were able to tie it up there at the end of the first.’’ (on the Kings’ defensive adjustments throughout the game…) “I don’t think we made many adjustments. I just think it was the fact of getting our legs underneath us. This is a tough team, to come into their building, and they came out flying. They’re one of the best teams on home ice in the league. We were able to kind of weather the storm a little bit. They got one early, but we were able to get one back at the end of the first and we continued our strong play through the last two periods there."
Originally Posted by Forward DUSTIN PENNER, on GAME :
"Obviously it was a tough start. They came in and took it to us pretty hard. They were over the top of us, and Quickie made a huge save on our first shift as a line. Then we killed off the ensuing power play, which was a huge turning point. There were a few turning points in the game, but that was one early, because that could have really tipped the scales in their favor. But we got a timely stop and timely goals.’’ (on whether he was trying to bank in his empty-net goal…) “I wasn’t aiming for that part of the boards. I knew that both of the D had come over to my side, so I didn’t want to leave it in the neutral zone. We curl a lot in Manitoba, so I’ve practiced a bit. We just didn’t have the men sweeping.’’ (on the keys to winning on the road in the playoffs…) “Special teams and PK. I’d say that’s number one, when you don’t allow the other team to get confidence on the power play and you score three shorthanded goals. If I’m on the other team, that’s deflating. It’s the same guy doing it. Brownie is the main catalyst on that. He’s tenacious out there on the PK. It’s almost like he enjoys it more than 5-on-5 or the power play sometimes. That’s been a success. And obviously Jonathan Quick.’’ (on Matt Greene’s goal…) “That’s a huge goal for us, and that’s what playoffs are about. It’s about timely goals, and guys who don’t usually score who are stepping it up. We watched the play unfold from the bench. We saw Greener coming up from behind them. Brownie could have dropped it to him and driven to the net or left it at Elliott’s feet. Greener saw an opportunity. That’s a risky play, but it paid off."
Originally Posted by Team Captain DUSTIN BROWN, on Game :
"(on trying to limit the Blues’ scoring chances…) “That’s what the series is going to be like, is trying to limit the shots from the inside and make it really hard for them to get scoring opportunities. They had some good chances tonight, and again Quickie is there for us and we find ways to get timely and big goals.’’ (on Matt Greene’s shorthanded goal…) “I’ve seen him score goals. I haven’t seen him jump up on a PK before, so that was the surprising part for me. Being shorthanded, it’s a huge goal and obviously he made the right read. Greener, it’s hard to find him jumping up 5-on-5. To have him jump up and get a timely goal, shorthanded, is huge for us.’’ (on limiting those net-front chances…) “We were aware of their offensive abilities. With the way we play and the goalie we have, it’s important for us to protect the middle of the ice and try to limit those opportunities. They had a couple early, where they got in and Quickie made big saves. For whatever reason, we gave those chances up, but I think we did a pretty good job of correcting those mistakes and limiting their grade-A scoring chances the rest of the game."
Originally Posted by Defenseman MATT GREENE, on His Goal :
"I just kind of got lucky on the play, following it up. I took a chance on it. It definitely was not drawn up.’’ (on why he decided to jump into the play…) “I thought Brownie had a jump there, on his guy, and I was looking for maybe a pass or just maybe more of a decoy. And the puck was laying there. I just chipped it.’’ (on scoring his first career playoff goal…) “It’s good. It’s definitely a great feeling to be able to chip in and help out a little here. We’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s fun right now, but it’s a new day tomorrow.’’ (on getting two goals from defensemen…) “Slava does that all the time, though. That’s huge. He’s been great for us, since he’s been called up, all year. It’s good to get scoring (from defensemen). Sometimes we don’t expect it in the playoffs."
Originally Posted by Head coach DARRYL SUTTER, Post Game Thoughts :
"(on Matt Greene’s shorthanded goal…) “We talk about pressure as much as we can on the penalty kill, in certain situations. It was awesome to see Matt Greene go all the way down [laughs], 200 feet right to the blue paint and score.’’ (on whether he thought the Blues looked “flat’’ in the second and third periods…) “I couldn’t really tell you. I thought they came out exactly the way they wanted to come out, with the building the way it always is in St. Louis. They had lots of energy early. I thought killing the penalty, for us in the first period, was probably the biggest thing, the biggest difference in the game.’’ (on Jonathan Quick’s big early saves…) “I think both teams are accustomed to having great goaltending.’’ (on his message to the Kings after the Blues’ strong start…) “Composure, right? You’ve been practicing Xs and Os and watching it (on video) for five days. You’re not going to always have the lead and you’re not going to always have the momentum. Keep it settled.’’ (on what he thought of Dwight King’s hit on Alex Pietrangelo…) “I thought it was a two-minute penalty.’’ (on how surprising it was to see Greene going forward on his goal…) “We try to get our D to be as active as they can be when we have control out of the puck. I was probably surprised to see him that far out. Where he scored from, it was just a short rebound goal. Good for him.’’ (on keeping the Blues’ power play off the scoreboard, in the regular season and Game 1…) “We know how good they are, and we know how good they were last series. We just try to find ways. I don’t think there’s magic to it. Quite honestly, 0-for-17 (on the power play) has no bearing on it. It’s about tonight. It’s like us not scoring on the power play. I’m sure they want to get better at it and I’m sure we want to get better at it.’’ (on what he wants to see more from the Kings’ power play…) “Finish the opportunities they had. They had some pretty good looks, guys like Carter and Drew. They’ve got to finish for you.’’ (on taking time off the clock with the third-period power plays…) “You’re more concerned, with the skill level on the other side, (them) doing the same thing we did shorthanded."
* ( see for more details and other game day news, notes & quotes.)



NOTE : Regarding LARGE SIZE IMAGES / YELLOW RE-SIZE IMAGE BARS ABOVE PICS, let me offer up one nice little suggestion ...
This will get rid of those pesky yellow resize bars over the top of some larger pictures ... as they annoy the hell out of me and maybe they do you also ?
- Go into/click on your "USER CP" {control Panel} up top left in the red bars
- on the left under 'Settings & Options' click on "Edit Options"
- scroll down to 'Thread Display Options', and then 'Please Select the Resize Mode'
- click on the 'Drop Down List Box' over on the Right of 'Please Select the Resize Mode'
- select it to "KEEP ORIGINAL SIZE"
- SAVE your selections !
There ... now don't that look MUCH BETTER

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