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Game #48: KINGS vs. SHARKS - Saturday, 4/27/13 @ 7:30 pm PDT (TV= NBC-SN)

FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAME #48 : Los Angeles KINGS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS


 MATCHUP 
vs.
LOS ANGELES KINGS SAN JOSE SHARKS
(47 gp : 26-16-5 = 57 pts)
STATS
(47 gp : 25-15-7 = 57 pts)
2nd Pacific / 5th West / 9th NHL
STANDINGS
3rd Pacific / 6th West / 10th NHL
Lost 2
STREAK
Lost 1
60.6% = 8th
WINNING POINTS %
60.6% = 9th
24
REGULATION + OVERTIME WINS
17
18-4-1 @ Home
HOME / AWAY
8-13-2 @ Away
8-12-4 @ Away
AWAY / HOME
17-2-5 @ Home
5-3-2
LAST 10
5-4-1
2.72g (130) = 12th
GOALS PER GAME
2.43g (122) = 23rd
2.38g (116) = 9th
GOALS AGAINST
2.32g (113) = 6th
+14
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL
+9
20.0% = 11th
POWER PLAY PCT.
20.1% = 10th
83.2% = 10th
PENALTY KILL PCT.
84.9% = 6th
10.2 = 6th
AVG PIM PER GAME
11.0 = 13th
1420 = 2nd
HIT TOTALS
990 = 23rd
499 = 30th
BLOCKED SHOTS
786 = 2nd
415 = 5th
GIVEAWAYS
473 = 2nd
224 = 29th
TAKEAWAYS
342 = 5th
29.9 = 11th
SHOTS PER GAME
31.9 = 4th
25.0 = 3rd
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME
29.0 = 15th
51.8% = 5th
FACE-OFF WIN PCT.
53.7% = 2nd

Game Time: Saturday April/27/2013 7:30 PM PDT Location: Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA. USA

TV Broadcast: NBC-SN (HD) : CSN-CA (HD) : NBC-SN (HD) : NHL CenterIce * (check your local area listings, black-out restrictions may apply)
Note : (FoxSports-WEST ‘KINGS LIVE’ Pre-Game show 30 minutes prior to every FSW Game)

Radio Broadcast : LA Kings.com 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 : FirstRowSports.eu : myp2p.eu : SportLEMON.tv : AtdheNet.TV : atdhe.tv : LiveStreamHunter.tv : hockeywebcasts.com : Yahoo Online Stream : HockeyStreams.com {Pay-Site} * (links to online feeds provided but not guaranteed to always be active or working.)



Big Game Story: FOURTH SEED STILL UP IN AIR ? Final game of the four-game set and final game of the regular season, so far the home team has won each contest. Even though the Sharks and Kings are both in the playoffs, the Western Conference bracket is far from settled. Both these teams have 57 points, the fourth-seeded St. Louis Blues have 58, but the Kings have more regulation/overtime wins than the other two. So all they need to do to move into fourth place is tie the Blues on points, while the Sharks would have to win and depend on a regulation loss by the Blues, in which case the Sharks and Kings would meet again.
The KINGS need to remind The SHARKS, KINGS FANS and THEMSELVES which team just won a Stanley Cup Championship. GO KINGS GO !!!


Scoreboards : NHL : CBS : Yahoo : TSN.ca : ESPN

The KINGS host SHARKS, in potential 1st round Stanley Cup Playoffs preview.

POSSIBLE ROSTER MATCH UPS


LOS ANGELES KINGS
SAN JOSE SHARKS
ForwardsForwards
#13 Kyle Clifford - #11 Anze Kopitar ‘A’ - #77 Jeff Carter #12 Patrick Marleau‘A’ - #39 Logan Couture - #9 Martin Havlat
#25 Dustin Penner - #28 Jarret Stoll - #14 Justin Williams #21 T.J. Galiardi - #19 Joe Thornton‘C’ - #88 Brent Burns
#74 Dwight King - #10 Mike Richards 'A' - #22 Trevor Lewis #13 Raffi Torres - #8 Joe Pavelski - #57 Tommy Wingels
#73 Tyler Toffoli - #15 Brad Richardson - #71 Jordan Nolan #10 Andrew Desjardins - #15 James Sheppard - #37 Adam Burish
{scratched} #24 Colin Fraser, #23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ {scratched} #46 Tim Kennedy, #23 Scott Gomez
Defense Defense
#44 Robyn Regehr - #8 Drew Doughty #27 Scott Hannan - #22 Dan Boyle‘A’
#7 Rob Scuderi - #26 Slava Voynov #52 Matt Irwin - #7 Brad Stuart
#6 Jake Muzzin - #5 Keaton Ellerby #44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic - #61 Justin Braun
{scratched} #27 Alec Martinez, #2 Matt Greene ‘A’ {scratched} #5 Jason Demers, #80 Matt Tennyson
Goaltending Goaltending
#32 Jonathan Quick {expected starter} #31 Antti Niemi {expected starter}
#45 Jonathan Bernier #1 Thomas Greiss
As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.

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

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

LOS ANGELES KINGS :
- #33 Willie Mitchell (D), Non-Roster IR w/ Lower-body injury (Knee), had arthroscopic surgery to scope knee, Lombardi confirmed Mitchell will NOT return this season.
- #?? Nick Shore (C), Assigned to LA, Kings have signed forward Nick Shore to a three-year entry level contract, and have had him report to Los Angeles 4/13/13.
- #73 Tyler Toffoli (RW), ReCalled from Kings AHL affiliate the Manchester Monarchs on 4/24/13.
- #23 Dustin Brown ‘C’ (LW), NHL Suspension serving 2nd game of 2 game suspension for getting pomegranate juice on his elbow.
- #2 Matt Greene ‘A’ (D), Day-to-Day w/ (undisclosed, but NOT his back), Doubtful for Saturday's game against San Jose.
Current man games lost due to injury: 53

SAN JOSE SHARKS :
- #46 Tim Kennedy (F), Day-to-Day w/ (undisclosed), Doubtful for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
- #5 Jason Demers (D), Day-to-Day w/ (sprained ankle), Doubtful for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
- #23 Scott Gomez (C), Day-to-Day w/ (soreness), Doubtful for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Current man games lost due to injury: Team Does Not Disclose ?

LAKings.com - Stanley Cup Playoff Race: April 27, 2013 : http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=667890
NHL.com Standings :DIVISION : CONFERENCE : LEAGUE
NHL.com Team Stats: LOS ANGELES KINGS : SAN JOSE SHARKS
ESPN Team Stats :LOS ANGELES KINGS : SAN JOSE SHARKS
FOX Spots - GAME TRAX : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/gameTrax?gameId=2013042708
FOX Spots - Head to Head Team Results : http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/headToH...Id=2013042708&
TSN.ca (Game Day) : http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/scores/gameday/?hubname=nhl-kings
The Hockey News, FORECASTER - Tale Of The Tape : http://forecaster.thehockeynews.com/...ey/tott.cgi?LA
LAKings.com e-Media Guide 2012-13 : http://kings.nhl.com/v2/ext/publicat...edia_Guide.pdf
L.A. Kings Home Page's : LA Times : Daily News : CBS Spotsline : TSN : Yahoo : ESPN Clubhouse : The Fourth Period : The Hockey News Magazine

LAKings.com News : Stanley Cup Playoff Race: April 27, 2013.
- Kings To Celebrate Fan Appreciation Night.
- Rink Ramblings, by Nick Nickson.
- Kings Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets Go On-Sale To The Public On Friday (4/26) at 10AM PM PT.
- Kings Recall Tyler Toffoli (RW) from Manchester.
- Dustin Brown (LW) Suspended For Two Games by NHL.
- Bernier Nominated For Masterton Trophy.
- Mike Richards Is Battle Tested.
- Kings Officially Clinch Playoff Spot.
- Kings assign Tyler Toffoli (RW) to Manchester.
- Kings Activate Matt Greene (D) off IR.
- Kings sign their 2011 3rd Round Draft Pick Nick Shore (F) to a three-year entry level contract.
- LA Kings / Manchester Monarchs, Tyler Toffoli (RW) Named AHL’s Outstanding Rookie of the Year.
- Smooth and Selke - Anze Kopitar, 2013 Selke Trophy candidate.
- Kings Activate Dustin Penner (LW) off IR.
- Wheels in motion for L.A. Kings outdoor game @ Dodger Stadium in 2013-2014.
- Kings sign their 2010 1st Round Draft Pick Derek Forbort (D) to a three-year entry level contract.
- Kings Acquire 5th Round Draft Pick from Montreal Canadians for Davis Drewiske (D).
- Kings Acquire Robyn Regehr (D) from Sabres for 2nd Rnd pick in 2014 + 2015 Draft, Dustin Penner (LW) on IR.
- President Obama Honors Kings At The White House.
- In Their Eyes; The Kings’ First-Ever Visit To The White House Was Met With Amazement And Appreciation.
Kings Ice Crew News LA Kings Ice Crew Calendar 2012-13, On Sale.
LAKingsInsider.com Featured Report : Prospect Update, 2012 Draft
LA Kings: In The Media : (The Hub for ALL the Latest News & Media about Our LA KINGS)
NHL.com News : Stanley Cup Playoff Primer April 20: 3 teams can Clinch, including LA Kings.
NHL.com News : Stanley Cup Playoff Current Matchups.
NHL.com News : Super 16: Power Rankings, Week 14 - 4/22/13 – Kings #3 / 5th Last Week.
NHL.com News : Super 16: Are Kings Primed to Defend Cup?
NHL.com News : Robyn Regehr excited to join LA Kings.
FOXSpots.com: Power Rankings : 4/22/2013 Week 14, Kings 6th (#7 last week).
TSN.ca Power Rankings Week 14 – Apri1 22, Kings 6th (#6 last week).
TSN.ca (ICECHIPS)
ESPN.com News: Power Rankings Week 14 - April 22, Kings 4th (#3 last week).
ESPN.com News: Video – Are Kings in Position to REPEAT ?
LATimes.com News : Kings consider Robyn Regehr more than a rental.
LATimes.com News : Kings veteran Willie Mitchell has second knee surgery.
LATimes.com News : The road hasn’t been kind to Kings this season.
HockeysFuture.com News : Joel Lowry developing all-around skills at Cornell.
HockeysFuture.com News : LA Kings ripe w/ collegiate talent competing in 2013 NCAA Tournament.
HockeysFuture.com News : LA Kings prospect awards feature a well-rounded group of players.

LAKings.com RECAP of Last Game, @ DETROIT RED WINGS : http://kings.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2012020691
LAKings.com Post-Game BoxScore : RED WINGS - 3 : KINGS - 1 http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreport...3/GS020691.HTM
LAKings/LAKingsInsider.com Post-Game #47 Summary/Notes, April 24 @ DETROIT RED WINGS :http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/25...ostgame-notes/
Kings Talk Radio Replay Podcast (Last Update, 4/13/13 vs. Ducks) : http://kings.nhl.com/club/podcastbrowser.htm
LAKings.com Pre-Game #48 Notes vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS : http://kings.nhl.com/v2/ext/news/gam...27-13vsSJS.pdf *(PDF file, printable & packed full of Info!)
LAKings.com Game #48 Preview Link : http://kings.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2012020720
The ROYAL HALF GameDay Preview #48 - 4/27/13 vs. SAN JOSE: http://kings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=667887
LAKingsInsider.com Game-Day Preview #48 : 4/27/13 vs. SHARKS: http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/27...t-los-angeles/
LAKingsInsider.com Game-Day #48: 4/27/13 vs. SHARKS: http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/27...t-los-angeles/
Morning Skate Quotes: April 27 – Darryl Sutter : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/27...darryl-sutter/
Morning Skate Quotes: April 27 – Robyn Regehr : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/27...-robyn-regehr/
Morning Skate Update: April 27, Quick starts & Ellerby in for Greene : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/27...rt-ellerby-in/
Practice Quotes: April 26 – Darryl Sutter : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/26...darryl-sutter/
Practice Quotes: April 26 – Nick Shore : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/26...th-nick-shore/
Practice Quotes: April 26 – Drew Doughty : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/26...-drew-doughty/
Morning Skate Update: April 26 : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/26...actice-update/
Waking up with the Kings: April 26 : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/26...g-for-a-boost/
Practice Quotes: April 25 – Darryl Sutter : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/25...practice-time/
Practice Quotes: April 25 – Dustin Brown : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/25...l-of-decision/
Waking up with the Kings: April 25 : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/25...ings-april-25/
Post Game #47 Notes: April 24 vs. DETROIT RED WINGS : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/25...ostgame-notes/
Post Game Quotes: April 24 – Darryl Sutter : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/24...darryl-sutter/
Post Game Quotes: April 24 – Drew Doughty : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/24...-drew-doughty/
Post Game Quotes: April 24 – Anze Kopitar : http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/24...-anze-kopitar/
L.A. Kings (Official Twitter) : https://twitter.com/LAKings
L.A. Kings (Official FaceBook) : http://www.facebook.com/LAKings


SAN JOSE SHARKS: Official NHL Website : HF SHARKS Board GDT
SAN JOSE SHARKS (Official Twitter) : http://twitter.com/#!/sanjosesharks
SAN JOSE SHARKS (Official FaceBook) : http://facebook.com/SanJoseSharks
San Jose Mercury Newspaper, SHARKS Page : San Jose Mercury Newspaper, SHARKS Blog w/ David Pollak : Yahoo Team Roster Report, Sharks Page

I Don’t like our chances against SHARKS, give KINGS a poor shot … BRING ON VANCOUVER ???

COACH & PLAYER QUOTES

Quote:
Originally Posted by Forward & Team Captain DUSTIN BROWN, on His Suspension:
"I was disappointed, obviously, at this juncture of the season you want to be out there with your teammates, especially trying to secure home ice. But it is what it is, right? You’re just trying to make a wall play there. I have two hands on my stick. I’m expecting physical confrontation. My elbow’s out before he comes in. He’s pretty low. They agreed with a lot of what I said. I mean, it was an elbow right in his head, but it’s not like I know where he’s coming in at. I’m more focused about the puck at that point and knowing there’s going to be some type of physical pressure on my backside.
Who knows, what the NHL is thinking … they’ve got to deal with a lot of different scenarios. Like I said, it is what it is. I think no games would’ve been better, but I think every player will say that.
I think it’s disappointing, from a physical standpoint, after the suspension, I’ll have missed six games in maybe eight years, and the other four games were my kids [births]. Especially for the way I play, it’s just a matter of getting back out there. I don’t worry about records or anything. Kopi probably beat that the way he takes care of himself. He’s a pretty durable guy for the way he plays, too
It’s disappointing not to be playing in these games tonight and on Saturday, especially when they mean so much for home ice, but at the end of the day, I’ll be back for Game 1. As a player, as a team, that’s when the fun really begins."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forward & Alt Captain ANZE KOPITAR, on Detroit Loss:
"We knew they were going to come out strong, and obviously they’re fighting for a playoff position, which makes it really important for them. I thought we weathered the storm pretty good, got the first goal, but then just couldn’t sustain the pressure and they were able to capitalize on a few chances.” (On how “strange” it was to not have Dustin Brown on the ice) … “It’s been a while since we didn’t play together. It’s a little strange, but you pretty much have to work with what you’ve got. Did we miss him? Yeah, he’s one of our top players and one of the leaders on the team, but it is what it is.” (On whether the recent road play is a concern heading towards the playoffs) … “No. I mean, once the playoffs start it’s a totally different story. Obviously it’s not encouraging to throw away points like that late in the year, but regardless – winning games, not winning games, we’re going to have to get to a whole different level during the playoffs. We all know that.” (On the confidence that the team can get to that level) … “I mean, it’s no secret what we have to do and which things make us more successful when you’re on the ice. We know what we’ve got to do, and it’s a matter of going out and doing it.” (On what encourages him and what worries him at this point of the season) … “It’s not very good going into the playoffs with a losing streak, so the last home game’s going to be that much more important. We’re going to have to get ready. We’re going to have to get focused again, and we’ll go from there."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defenseman DREW DOUGHTY:
(On whether it was it a challenge playing a pair of desperate teams back to back) … “Yeah, it was. Before the game, we were prepared for that. We knew that they were both going to be playing desperate. Even though they were, we should’ve been doing the same thing. It should be a desperate situation to get that home ice advantage, because that’s huge just being able to play back at Staples and sleeping in your own beds and things like that. It’s a huge advantage. Even though they were playing desperate, we should have been to.” (On whether playing desperate teams in a row prepares L.A. well for the playoffs) … “Yeah, I think so. I think that last night especially was a poor effort. I thought tonight we were a little better. We still weren’t great, though. We need to get used to playing those type of games. We were good at themlast year, but it doesn’t make any difference because it’s a new season, new playoffs coming up. We need to step up our game and get back to focusing on the right things.” (On whether Brown’s suspension was “ overly harsh” and not having Brown on the ice) … “I don’t know. I saw the hit after, and it was a close one. I think it just kind of had to do with maybe some other close calls he’s had in the past. I think that was probably the biggest reason to why he got two games. But we definitely miss him. He’s our captain. He leads on and off the ice. He leads in the physical department always, and against a team like Detroit [that] really [isn’t] a physical team, he could’ve helped us a lot tonight."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Head coach DARRYL SUTTER:
(On Dustin Brown’s hit on Jason Pominville) … “I was disappointed with what the ruling was. There was no intent or anything. You’re talking about a right-handed forward taking the puck on the boards, and he’s had two hands on his stick. You know what? Brownie’s already said it. You guys read the quote. What do I have to say? Exactly what he said is right. There was no intent or anything. The player ran into his elbow. He didn’t go looking for the player or anything like that.” (On Dustin Brown’s linemates adjusting to playing without him) … “Well, you don’t replace Brownie in your lineup. But you know what? I look at it the other way. He’s got two games off. Get some rest for playoffs.” (On whether seeding doesn’t matter in the NHL playoffs “these days” ) … “I think since the salary cap came into place, that is ‘these days’, and that…makes everything an even playing field. Everybody has a chance. It’s funny, because even coming into Detroit…everybody’s talking about 21 years the Detroit Red Wings made the playoffs. Well, what’s the biggest accomplishment is what they’ve done since the salary cap. It’s not just about making the playoffs. It’s about what you do once you get there.” (On what Detroit did well in the third period to “carry the intensity” ) … “I don’t think they did anything different than they did the whole game. We came rolling in here on our private jet at two this morning. I’m sure they had a good sleep last night.” (On Jonathan Quick’s performance) … “Both goalies both games – last game and tonight – were outstanding for us, and that’s what we want. It was awesome.” (On whether Los Angeles struggled to match Detroit’s intensity) … “I just answered that question. I thought we played hard and played really well. It’s tough to win. We’re not scoring many goals right now. I don’t think that’s got to do with intensity.” (On the biggest difference between the team on the road and at home) … “Just strictly, if you look statistically – and it wasn’t the last two nights – but if you’re going to over the course of a 24-game tough schedule…you might as well just mail it in, right? Just because of your schedule and time zones and that. But if you break it down now, your road schedules over, clearly the difference is goals against if you look at it. Just do it. It’s about 30 or 40 goals different. So it’s significant. [Reporter: Is it a defensive breakdown?] No. You think it is? We’re seventh or eighth or ninth in the league in scoring, so I don’t think it’s ‘defensive breakdowns’. Your road schedule is broken down this year because of the way this condensed schedule is. There are some tough parts of it. If you look at parts of it when Quicker struggled earlier in the year or when our penalty killing struggled, it’s not like it’s a defensive breakdown. If that was [it], you would not be a good goals against team. There’s been different areas that have hurt us during the year on the road, and the last couple or three games on the road quite honest I think we’ve played really well. We just haven’t scored any goals.” (On Dustin Penner being a healthy scratch) … “Yeah. He was tired last night, so I was going to assume he’d be tired tonight.” (On whether he has a similar feeling about this year’s team as last year’s team) … “Last year we were hanging on for the eighth spot, and we clinched sixth two or three games ago. So that’s the only difference.” (On the team’s play heading into the playoffs compared to last year) … “It’s probably really similar. Getting Greene back – and he’s struggled a little bit, so it’s good that he’s got a few games under his belt. Robyn came at the deadline, so that’s a new player. Obviously Dustin Penner’s had a tough time. Last year it looked like he was taking a step up at this time of the year, so we felt good about putting him on that line. Right now we’ve got to make some decisions. It’s a different team. We’ll see what happens the next few days."
Quote:
Originally Posted by KINGSVISION, FrozenRoyalty & MayorsManor - 4/24/’13 PostGame #47 Interviews & More :
MEDIA BLACK OUT
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LET'S GO KINGS !!!


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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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