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June 10, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To his right, to his left, above him and behind him, the Forum bubbled in a mass of red banners and wild cheers as the clock ticked off the final seconds of the Montreal Canadiens' 24th Stanley Cup triumph. The game had long since been claimed by the Canadiens, whose 4-1 lead was an unbridgeable chasm for the exhausted Kings.
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July 9, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Even a sure-fire Hockey Hall of Fame nominee is not immune to a nervous moment or two. After all, Brendan Shanahan was considered a near lock a year ago, and did not get the phone call from the 416 area code, which would signify word from the Hall of Fame in Toronto. Former Ducks star defenseman Scott Niedermayer was doing his best to stay occupied while on vacation with his wife on Vancouver Island, knowing in the back of his mind that he could get the phone call. "I had kind of a weird moment, people saying how you should be waiting for a call and things like that," Niedermayer said.
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June 28, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings had never done a 10-year deal. Not with defenseman Drew Doughty, not with center Anze Kopitar and not even going back to the days of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. That barrier was broken Thursday with the team's 10-year contract extension with Conn Smythe-winning goalie Jonathan Quick. Those familiar with the deal but not authorized to comment on the details said it was worth $58 million, noting it tapered off in the final three years, making it salary-cap friendly. The extension kicks in after next season when Quick is to make $1.7 million, a bargain for a playoff most valuable player.
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June 5, 2013 | By David Wharton
With so many bodies in the crease, someone bumped Jonathan Quick just hard enough to nudge him off-angle on the first shot. The Kings goalie could not control the rebound and, when a second shot came his way from closer range, skittering past his right shoulder, he looked beaten. The best he could do was reach back and hope. "I was just trying to cover the net," he said. "You've got to get lucky sometimes. " Add the desperate maneuver - he somehow stopped the shot with the inside of his blocker - to a career's worth of highlights for Quick.
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June 6, 1987
Did Ron Hextall win the Conn Smythe Trophy (Stanley Cup MVP) only because he's white? MARK S. SCOTT Seal Beach
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June 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest  L.A. Kings  of all time, as chosen by Times readers.   No. 7: Jonathan Quick (62 first-place votes, 4,022 points) Wow, just imagine how high he would have finished if we held off voting until after the Stanley Cup Final ended? Quick was named the greatest Kings player of all time by 62 people, but he was left off more than half the ballots, with many commenting that they would like to vote for him but he hasn't been with the team long enough.
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June 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The parade to celebrate the Kings' Stanley Cup championship begins Thursday at noon at the corner of Figueroa and West 5th Street. There are expected to be several thousand people in attendance for the parade, and the rally at Staples Center after the parade is already sold out. With that in mind, here are a few facts and tips to help you enjoy yourself should you decide to come downtown for the parade. -- Players and their families, coaches, staff, broadcasters, alumni, the Kings Ice Crew and mascot Bailey will ride on double-decker buses.
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May 31, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
CHICAGO - It wasn't long ago that the Kings' Jonathan Quick had to listen and, presumably, read about all the other great goaltenders in the NHL. Especially from Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. Sutter raved about the All-Star goalie from his Calgary days, Miikka Kiprusoff, and made comparisons last season between Kiprusoff and Quick, suggesting Quick still had to prove his worth over a period of time. Again, last season, he shrewdly engaged in more motivational tactics with Quick, using the Sharks' Antti Niemi as the impetus.
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June 13, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Finally, the Kings have something bigger to celebrate than their 1982 Miracle on Manchester playoff comeback. A lot more to boast about than winning the Smythe Division title in 1991 and the Campbell Conference championship in 1993. Over the last two months they created enough splendid playoff memories to forget about collapses and chaos and illegally curved sticks and shifting blame for everything that went wrong every year no matter how much optimism they carried into any given season.
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May 29, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The Blackhawks ruined the Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising celebration on Jan. 19 at Staples Center, winning that season-opening game, 5-2. Overall, Chicago took two of three games against the Kings, splitting the other two games at the United Center. The Blackhawks won, 3-2, on Feb. 17 and the Kings won the last time the teams met, 5-4, on March 25, with Kings captain Dustin Brown scoring the winning goal with 1:27 remaining. Chicago captain Jonathan Toews was the best player on the ice in the season series, scoring three goals and six points in the three games.
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May 31, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
It is a tale of two former Conn Smythe winners, and center Colin Fraser had a front seat for both performances. In one corner, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, the most valuable player of last season's playoffs. Then there's the winner from three years ago, center Jonathan Toews, Chicago's captain. Fraser won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010 and the Kings in 2012. The Kings like to talk about how Quick despises giving up goals even in a run-of-the-mill practice. It doesn't matter if he had almost no chance on the play.
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May 31, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
CHICAGO - It wasn't long ago that the Kings' Jonathan Quick had to listen and, presumably, read about all the other great goaltenders in the NHL. Especially from Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. Sutter raved about the All-Star goalie from his Calgary days, Miikka Kiprusoff, and made comparisons last season between Kiprusoff and Quick, suggesting Quick still had to prove his worth over a period of time. Again, last season, he shrewdly engaged in more motivational tactics with Quick, using the Sharks' Antti Niemi as the impetus.
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May 29, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The Blackhawks ruined the Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising celebration on Jan. 19 at Staples Center, winning that season-opening game, 5-2. Overall, Chicago took two of three games against the Kings, splitting the other two games at the United Center. The Blackhawks won, 3-2, on Feb. 17 and the Kings won the last time the teams met, 5-4, on March 25, with Kings captain Dustin Brown scoring the winning goal with 1:27 remaining. Chicago captain Jonathan Toews was the best player on the ice in the season series, scoring three goals and six points in the three games.
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June 28, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings had never done a 10-year deal. Not with defenseman Drew Doughty, not with center Anze Kopitar and not even going back to the days of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. That barrier was broken Thursday with the team's 10-year contract extension with Conn Smythe-winning goalie Jonathan Quick. Those familiar with the deal but not authorized to comment on the details said it was worth $58 million, noting it tapered off in the final three years, making it salary-cap friendly. The extension kicks in after next season when Quick is to make $1.7 million, a bargain for a playoff most valuable player.
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June 19, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell put it best during the long-and-winding Stanley Cup run when he was pondering the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy. "They're thinking about the other big trophy," he said of his teammates. True enough. But Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would get to hold two big trophies — the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe, becoming the third American-born winner of the trophy awarded to the player judged most valuable to his team during the playoffs.
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June 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The parade to celebrate the Kings' Stanley Cup championship begins Thursday at noon at the corner of Figueroa and West 5th Street. There are expected to be several thousand people in attendance for the parade, and the rally at Staples Center after the parade is already sold out. With that in mind, here are a few facts and tips to help you enjoy yourself should you decide to come downtown for the parade. -- Players and their families, coaches, staff, broadcasters, alumni, the Kings Ice Crew and mascot Bailey will ride on double-decker buses.
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November 27, 2003 | Helene Elliott
When Petr Sykora tried to pin John Madden to the crossbar through the throat, it became obvious this wasn't merely one of 82 games. The crowd at the Arrowhead Pond, making up in passion for what it lacked in numbers, burst forth in spontaneous cheers to applaud the Mighty Ducks' penalty killing late in the second period.
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November 9, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Jean-Sebastien Giguere stood, frantically waving his arms as the minority dissenter. Detroit Red Wing fans cheered and howled, jeering Giguere, thinking that their team had just won the playoff opener on an overtime goal in April. Giguere tried to tell them that Luc Robitaille's shot had hit the crossbar. He flapped his arms in a preview of playoff greatness to come.
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June 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest  L.A. Kings  of all time, as chosen by Times readers.   No. 7: Jonathan Quick (62 first-place votes, 4,022 points) Wow, just imagine how high he would have finished if we held off voting until after the Stanley Cup Final ended? Quick was named the greatest Kings player of all time by 62 people, but he was left off more than half the ballots, with many commenting that they would like to vote for him but he hasn't been with the team long enough.
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Finally, the Kings have something bigger to celebrate than their 1982 Miracle on Manchester playoff comeback. A lot more to boast about than winning the Smythe Division title in 1991 and the Campbell Conference championship in 1993. Over the last two months they created enough splendid playoff memories to forget about collapses and chaos and illegally curved sticks and shifting blame for everything that went wrong every year no matter how much optimism they carried into any given season.
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