January 28, 2008 |
ATLANTA -- Until this weekend, Kings forward Anze Kopitar thought of Ducks forwards Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf as enemies. After sitting beside them in the West All-Stars' locker room this weekend, Kopitar gained a new appreciation for his rivals. "We actually became good friends," he said Sunday. "It doesn't really matter if we're Kings and Ducks. They're good guys off the ice. On the ice that's the job and we kind of have to maybe hate each other, but now we can respect each other."
April 13, 2010
No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 7 Nashville Records: Blackhawks 52-22-8, Predators 47-29-6. Power Play: Blackhawks 17.7% (16th), Predators 16.4% (24th). Penalty Killing: Blackhawks 86.3% (fourth), Predators 77.1% (28th). Leading scorers: Blackhawks: Patrick Kane 30-58—88. Predators: Steve Sullivan 17-34—51. Outlook: The Blackhawks had a superb season, earning a franchise-record 112 points but losing the No. 1 seeding on the final day of the season.
April 18, 2012 |
Canucks star forward Daniel Sedin, out because of a concussion since March 21, said he expects to be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Kingsfor Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at Staples Center. In fact, he was fairly emphatic. "Yeah. Absolutely," he said in the dressing room after Wednesday's morning skate. Wednesday night they are planning to start goalie Cory Schneider in Game 4, the team said. Roberto Luongo, the starter in the first two games of the series, was not made available for comment.
June 10, 2013 |
Soul-searching usually does not happen in a few sound bites on a crowded conference-call line. But Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, last year's playoff MVP, was in a reflective mood on Sunday, one day after L.A. was eliminated from the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks in five games. Holding to form, he was tough on himself, saying there was “a big letdown,” in the Western Conference finals. The long-range goal he gave up against defenseman Duncan Keith in the opening minutes of Game 5, for instance, was un-Quick-like.
June 1, 2013 |
The Chicago Blackhawks scored two second-period goals as part of a repeated shot-taking effort on gifted Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, producing a 2-1 victory over visiting Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday at United Center. Following a first-period goal by Kings winger Justin Williams -- his third goal in two games -- Chicago produced two goals within a four-minute span in the second period to take the lead. First, with 7:31 left, Johnny Oduya blasted a shot from the right side that Blackhawks veteran center Patrick Sharp followed, beating Quick to the left.
April 23, 2013 |
Before the Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Jamal Crawford found out some disappointing news: He didn't win Sixth Man of the Year. In Game 2 later that evening, he played as though he had a grudge. He had 13 points on a flawless six-for-six shooting midway through the second quarter, helping give the Clippers reserves a 19-2 first half advantage over the Grizzlies' bench. He finished with 15 points, two rebounds and three steals. After the Clippers' 93-91 win, Crawford claimed that his dominant performance had nothing to do with having a sour taste in his mouth from the morning's news.
March 30, 2006 |
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle for the New York Rangers' single-season points record Wednesday night, assisting on four straight goals in a 5-1 victory over the host New York Islanders. Jagr passed Ratelle at 7:23 of the first period, setting up Petr Prucha's power-play goal for point No. 110. Jagr also assisted on Martin Straka's three goals to help the Rangers move four points ahead of second-place Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division.
March 23, 2009 |
Getting forward Patrick Sharp back in the lineup and gaining a lead helped the Chicago Blackhawks snap their longest winless streak of the season. Sharp and Martin Havlat each scored two goals, Nikolai Khabibulin made 14 saves, and Chicago defeated the Kings, 4-1, on Sunday to end an 0-3-2 slump. Sharp skated in his first game after missing 16 with a left knee injury.
November 8, 2007 |
Dallas center Mike Modano broke Phil Housley's NHL record for career points by an American-born player with two quick goals in the opening minutes of the Stars' 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night at San Jose. Modano's back-to-back goals, including a short-handed record-breaker, in the first 4:24 gave him 1,233 points in 1,253 regular-season games -- 242 games fewer than Housley played.