April 25, 2002 |
The Kings will be short-handed tonight when they try to keep from being eliminated by the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their series. Cliff Ronning, who missed Tuesday's game, is out with what Coach Andy Murray said were "concussion-like symptoms." The Kings may also be without right wing Adam Deadmarsh, who crashed into the boards at the start of the third period Tuesday. Deadmarsh underwent an MRI Wednesday, which showed no damage, but he does have a strained neck.
March 23, 2002 |
The good news for Cliff Ronning is that, after 15 seasons in the NHL, he no longer hears questions about whether he's too small to last. The bad news is, now some wonder whether he's too old. "It's a never-ending battle," said the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Ronning, a 36-year-old left wing acquired by the Kings last week in a trade with the Nashville Predators. "But I think it has helped me to make sure I'm always ready to play. "It motivates me."
March 18, 2002 |
Cliff Ronning has had easier weeks. Last Tuesday, he was honored by the Nashville Predators after playing in his 1,000th NHL game a few nights earlier. Two days later, the Predators' all-time leading scorer pledged his allegiance to the fourth-year expansion franchise, telling reporters he and his family were happily settled in Nashville and that he hoped to play in the Predators' first playoff game, whenever that might be.
March 17, 2002 |
The Kings got some offensive help Saturday, and not only from the four players who scored in a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in front of a sellout crowd of 18,118 at Staples Center. Cliff Ronning, the Nashville Predators' leading scorer in each of their four seasons, was acquired in a trade for seldom-used defenseman Jere Karalahti and a conditional draft pick.
January 25, 1997 |
The Ducks have asked the NHL for supplementary discipline against Phoenix center Cliff Ronning for slashing Teemu Selanne during the Ducks' 6-3 loss Thursday. But Ronning's reputation and Selanne's retaliatory cross-check might limit the chances the Ducks' appeal will succeed. No penalty was called on Ronning. The incident started with both players slashing each other, and Selanne crumpled to the ice after being struck on the side of his knee. The pain didn't keep him from playing, however.
December 31, 1996 |
Cliff Ronning scored midway through the third period to break a tie as the Phoenix Coyotes went on to beat the Red Wings, 5-3, Monday night at Detroit. Ronning, who has 34 points in his last 36 games against Detroit, took a pass from Mike Gartner in the right corner and beat goaltender Chris Osgood for his fifth goal at 11:02. Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3--Tomas Sandstrom's second goal of the game broke a third-period tie at Pittsburgh and rookie goalie Patrick Lalime remained undefeated.