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WCF Game #3: KINGS(8 @ COYOTES(3 - Thursday, 5/17/12 @ 6:00 pm PDT | NBCSN, TSN, RDS

Western Conference Finals GAME #3 : Los Angeles KINGS (8) @ Phoenix COYOTES (3)

(82 gp : 40-27-15 = 95 pts)
(82 gp : 42-27-13 = 97 pts)
(11 gp : 10-1-0 = X pts)
(13 gp : 8-5-2 = X pts)
Won 7
Lost 2
57.9 %
59.1 %
90.9 %
61.5 %
3-1-X @ Home
4-4-2 @ Home
7-0-X @ Away
4-1-0 @ Away
4-0 W (5/15/‘12)
4-0 L (5/15/‘12)
2.29g = 29th
2.56g = 18th
3.18g = 3rd
2.38g = 6th
2.07g = 2nd
2.37g = 5th
1.46g = 1st
2.23g = 6th
+16 = 1st
+3 = 4th
17.0% = 16th
13.6% = 29th
10.2% = 14th
12.5% = 11th
87.0% = 4th
85.5% = 8th
93.6% = 1st
88.0% = 5th
2,274 = 2nd
2,084 = 5th
969 = 29th
1,071 = 21st
51.5% = 7th
50.2% = 15th
48.2% = 15th
51.2% = 6th

Game Time : Thursday May/17/2012 6:00 PM PDT Location : Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA. USA
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KINGS shut-out COYOTES 4-0, and come home up 2-0 in series, get the brooms ready ?


#23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ - #11 Anze Kopitar ‘A’ - #14 Justin Williams #14 Taylor Pyatt - #22 Daymond Langkow - #17 Radim Vrbata
#25 Dustin Penner - #10 Mike Richards - #77 Jeff Carter #13 Ray Whitney - #50 Antoine Vermette - #19 Shane Doan ‘C’
#74 Dwight King - #28 Jarret Stoll - #22 Trevor Lewis #89 Mikkel Boedker - #15 Boyd Gordon - #28 Lauri Korpikoski
#13 Kyle Clifford - #15 Brad Richardson - #71 Jordan Nolan #24 Kyle Chipchura - #43 Marc-Antoine Pouliot - #8 Gilbert Brule
{scratched} #48 Andrei Loktionov, #24 Colin Fraser, #19 Kevin Westgarth {scratched} #12 Paul Bissonnette, #37 Raffi Torres, #11 Martin Hanzal
{scratched} #73 Tyler Toffoli, #56 Rich Clune, #57 Linden Vey {scratched} #49 Alexandre Bolduc, #58 Jordan Szwarz, #21 Andy Miele
{scratched} #62 Justin Azevedo, #64 Andy Andreoff, #67 Marc-Andre Cliche {scratched} #39 Brett Maclean, #52 Brett Hextall, #36 Matt Watkins, #54 Ethan Werek
Defense Defense
#7 Rob Scuderi - #8 Drew Doughty #3 Keith Yandle ‘A’ - #53 Derek Morris
#33 Willie Mitchell - #26 Slava Voynov #23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson - #32 Michael Rozsival
#27 Alec Martinez - #2 Matt Greene‘A’ , #16 Rostislav Klesla - #26 Michael Stone
{scratched} #44 Davis Drewiske, #6 Jake Muzzin, {scratched} #33 Adrian Aucoin, #20 Chris Summers, #6 David Schlemko
{scratched} #37 Thomas Hickey, #59 Patrick Mullen, #81 Andrew Campbell {scratched} #57 Maxim Goncharov, #5 Connor Murphy, #2 David Rundblad
Goaltending Goaltending
#32 Jonathan Quick {expected starter} #41 Mike Smith {expected starter}
#45 Jonathan Bernier #1 Jason LaBarbera
{scratched} #31 Martin Jones {scratched} #79 Louis Domingue

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), Cleared for Contact w/ Upper-Body Injury (concussion), no set time table for return to line-up, but has been skating and practicing in LA.
- #19 Kevin Westgarth (LW), Day-to-Day, w/ Upper-Body Injury (sore / bruised hand), doubtful for Game #3 against Phoenix.
- #48 Andrei Loktionov (C/LW), Day-to-Day, w/ Lower Body Injury (Bruised Foot ?), doubtful for Game #3 against Phoenix.
- #24 Colin Fraser (C), Day-to-Day, missed last game due to personal family issues, questionable for Game #3 against Phoenix.
Current man games lost: 170 / 15 (Play-Offs)

- #44 Kurt Sauer (D), On IR w/ Post-concussion symptoms, Out indefinitely expected to miss the entire Season.
- #37 Raffi Torres (LW), NHL SUSPENSION, Out serving 25 game suspension by NHL on 4/21/2012, and is done for the playoffs.
- #33 Adrian Aucoin (D), Day-to-Day, w/ Lower Body Injury (UnDisclosed ?), Game time decision for Game #3 against Los Angeles.
- #11 Martin Hanzal (LW), NHL SUSPENSION, Out serving 1 game suspension by NHL on 5/16/2012.
Current man games lost: 110 / 8 (Play-Offs) Standings :DIVISION : CONFERENCE : LEAGUE Team Stats: LOS ANGELES KINGS : PHOENIX COYOTES
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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 (Plan Ahead for Sunday's Kings Game) : News (Brown's toughness impresses his teammates) : News (Fact vs. Fiction: Counterfeit Stanley Cup Playoffs and Kings Merchandise) : News (Kings' Carter breaks out with Game 2 hat trick) : News (Kings combining size and skill to take West lead) : News (Seven reasons for Kings' flawless road record) : News (Kings' Brown scores another game-winning goal) : News (Kings continue to shine on the road) : News (Gagne reportedly cleared for contact) : News (Kings' Penner credits Sutter for playoff renaissance) : News (Changing of the Guard) : News (Kings Announce Player Transactions) : 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) :
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[B] Post-Game Summary/Notes :
Kings Talk Radio Replay (May 5 vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES) :
KINGS LIVE OVERTIME Replay w/ Bob Miller & Jim Fox (5/13 vs. PHOENIX COYOTES) : Pre-Game Notes vs. PHOENIX COYOTES, File : *(PDF file, printable & packed full of Info!) Game Preview Link : Game Preview Link : Notebook (May 13 : Sutter settles into life in Southern California) : Notebook (May 3 : Penner May Get Last Laugh) : 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) :
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PHOENIX COYOTES: Official NHL Website : HF Coyotes Board GDT (Official Twitter) : (Official Game Day Twitter) : (FaceBook) : News (Coyotes' Hanzal suspended for Game 3) : News (Coyotes Look for Offensive Spark in Game 3) : News (Coyotes forced to regroup after two home losses) :
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KINGS look to end COYOTES playoff run and Advance to Stanley Cup Finals !


Originally Posted by Forward & Team Captain DUSTIN BROWN, on WIN :
"Ouch. (on whether this was the dirtiest game he’s been in…) “I’ve probably been in dirtier games. The intensity out there, combined with the fact that we’re in the Western Conference Finals, there were some hits out there that weren’t good, but there were guys playing hard and we capitalized on some of the opportunities we had.’’ (on how he got called for diving after Mike Smith’s slash…) “I’m not sure how… (The ref) said I embellished. If you look at the replay, his stick is above his head when he chops down on me. I think most hockey players know, if you get hit in the right spot, your leg goes numb. That’s what happened in that case."
Originally Posted by Forward & Alternate Captain ANZE KOPITAR, on Keeping cool to get the WIN :
"We were playing within the whistles. They took a few penalties after the whistles. and tonight we were able to capitalize on the power play. Other than that, it was just staying aggressive and not sit back. They have some very skilled forwards that can make you pay at any time, if you sit back and give them time and space. So, I think the biggest part is staying aggressive and keep getting after them."
Originally Posted by Goaltender JONATHAN QUICK, on ShutOut :
"Obviously I wanted to get off to a better start than I did last game there. You know, in order to win on the road, you need your goalie to make a few saves. For the most part, we did a great job of keeping a lot of the chances to the outside, clearing out rebounds and stuff like that. When they needed me, I was able to make the save.” (on the chippy play…) “You know what, that’s part of the game, time of the year. There’s going to be some chippy stuff going on. It’s going to happen both ways. It’s just part of the game. I don’t think we got under their skin or anything like that. These guys won two rounds. You don’t win two rounds this time of year being able to get rattled easily. We know what to expect here coming into Game 3. We know they’re going to bring their best. That’s all we’re looking at right now."
Originally Posted by Forward JEFF CARTER, on HATTY :
"(on whether he’s no longer snake-bit in scoring…) “I hope so. Yeah, I mean, obviously I’d love to be scoring every game. They haven’t come that easily for me the last little while here. It’s something that I’ve been working on in practice, trying to get to the net during the game, get a couple greasy ones. I was lucky enough tonight.” (on whether he sensed frustration from the Coyotes…) “Yeah, I think we did a good job on the right guys tonight. We made it hard on their key guys. Yeah, might have taken them off their game a little bit. I actually didn’t see the two hits that happened, so I can’t say much about that. I think we’re doing a good job.” (on the Kings’ power play…) “Definitely nice to get two tonight, obviously, like you said, it’s 5-on-3, something we’ve been working on. We have to get a lot better if we want to keep going here. We have to keep working on it, keep getting shots in net traffic. We have guys in the two units that can put the pucks in the net, so it’s got to come.” (on the Kings’ playoff success…) “Well, I mean, obviously that’s what we came here to do, was to win two games. I thought we did a fairly good job both games. Still think we have some room for improvement, which is obviously a good thing being up 2-0. We were a confident group coming in. We had to battle hard the last month of the season just to get in. Pretty much playing playoff hockey all the way through there. I think that’s helped us carry over playing into the playoffs. We just kept rolling.” (on whether his confidence ever sagged…) “You’re obviously thinking about it. It’s always in the back of your mind. I tried to keep patient and keep working in practice, like I said, during the games trying to get to the net, trying to get a couple good bounces there. Lucky enough to get a couple today. It’s a good start.” (on how this run compares to his experiences in Philadelphia…) “Oh, it’s real similar. Same thing when we were in Philly there. Basically had to battle right down to the last game. Shootout there to make it. I think, like I said, when you’re in that kind of position, just kind of rolls over into the playoffs. Whereas, if we were locked in there a little while in the season, you might sit back a bit, get a little complacent. I think it’s definitely helped us out.” (on his neutral-zone and defensive-zone play…) “I was happy with my game tonight. We played all situations. I thought we did a fairly good job of limiting their chances. They had a few at the end there. You know, I thought our line and our penalty kill units did a good job.” (on the Kings’ road success…) “I think it’s just a mindset. We get away, there’s no distractions. The guys are together. The coaches have us well-prepared. For some reason this team all year likes to play on the road. We’ve had a lot of success since I got here. They had a lot of success before I got here. Hopefully we can just keep it rolling.” (on Dustin Penner’s play on Carter’s first goal…) “It was a great play by him. Him and Richy down low working hard to get pucks back. Penns is such a big guy, when he gets planted in front of the net, has position, you’re not moving him. He laid it up for me there. He has a lot of skill.” (on the Kings maintaining composure…) “It’s one of the things in the room we talked about, is just keeping calm. We knew they were going to come and try and maybe suck us into a few penalties. Obviously you never like to see anybody on your team get hit like that. Browny is a huge part of our team. They know that. He’s probably been our best player all playoffs. He’s a guy they’re keying on. He’s a tough guy, he can take it."
Originally Posted by Forward DUSTIN PENNER, on all the penalties in the game :
"I think you saw that with every team we’ve played so far in the playoffs. We try to frustrate teams, and I think that’s what you saw tonight, is their frustration level, on the other side, build up. Then we’ve got to protect ourselves.’’ (on being up 2-0 in the series…) “I know you will probably will want to roll your eyes when I say this, but we haven’t played our best game yet. That’s the mentality you want to have in the playoffs, is that you’re never satisfied. You can always be better, and you have to have that mentality, where you want to keep on improving until you’ve finally finished, until you have reached your goal."
Originally Posted by Defenseman ROB SCUDERI, on Game & Hit’s :
"(on Martin Hanzal’s hit on Dustin Brown…) “I’m obviously biased, but I thought it looked pretty ugly, but that’s something for the league. I thought the referees made the right call, and if there’s further discipline, that’s up to the league.’’ (on Shane Doan’s hit on Trevor Lewis…) “I didn’t see it that well. Again, I’m not sure. It’s kind of tough for us to talk, because we want to protect our guys. Again, I thought they made the right call there. It’s up to the league if they want to go any further.’’ (on whether this was a dirty game…) “I don’t think so. I’m sure they were a little bit frustrated. They had some good chances tonight. I thought Quickie was on top of his game when we needed him. The rest of the time, I thought we played pretty well defensively. Some of the guys you’re looking at aren’t usually dirty players. So, I don’t really think it’s a case of them trying to do anything. I just think they were trying to get themselves going a little bit, that’s all.’’ (on the unusual penalties…) “They may not be the norm, but it’s not as though they were a dirty team during the season, or any of those guys are dirty players throughout the history of their careers. So we’re not here to worry about it. We came to get the game and we got it. Fortunately for all the guys who were maybe on the receiving end of those hits, we’re all fine and we can move on and go back to Los Angeles."
Originally Posted by KINGS Head coach DARRYL SUTTER, post-game thoughts :
"(on the hits on Lewis and Brown…) “I think (on) Doan’s hit on Lewie, Lewie is turning back. It’s probably more of a hockey play, eh? It’s a tough one. I didn’t really have a big problem with that. But the one on Brownie, it’s hard to say from the bench. I didn’t look at it. But I don’t think the puck was even close, was it? That’s about it.” (on Jeff Carter’s game…) “Well, he’s certainly getting good opportunities, so it’s good to see him cash in. He had a couple the other night, really good ones, and then tonight early, he had one, too, where he was cutting in on the power play. You know it’s coming. Guys like that, it’s percentages, right?” (on his team’s confidence…) “Well, I didn’t think tonight we were especially great. I thought we were better the first game than we were tonight. I think tonight we wanted to get through that first period because we knew it was going to be important for them. I think we scored the deflection goal, then we scored a power-play goal. That was really important for us, I think.” (on maintaining discipline in the third period…) “Yeah, we didn’t want to do anything after the whistle. Other than Dustin’s… you couldn’t see what went on down in the corner from the bench. We wanted to stay right away from it. I don’t think we have anything to prove that way. You know, that’s for another time, another place.” (on his team’s run…) “We started (at) zero, so we came to Phoenix. I don’t look at it as a remarkable run. I think we won the first game, we are going to have to play better next game than we did tonight. I know that.” (on when he knew Fraser couldn’t play…) “This afternoon. Personal family thing. Spent some time with him this afternoon. Wanted to get (him) going."
Originally Posted by COYOTES Head coach DAVE TIPPETT, post-game thoughts :
"I’m worried about our team ... We have to have better execution with the puck. We had some opportunities last night. We had two or three decent opportunities. We missed the net. We have to create more opportunities like that. It’s pretty simple. The execution up the ice, the execution in the offensive zone has to be better. That goes 5-on-5 and our power play … I’m worried about our team."
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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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