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November 28, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Louis goaltender Grant Fuhr said he felt "fortunate" to see Teemu Selanne on a breakaway midway through the third period. Fortunate? Fuhr was serious. He figured things could have been worse. Selanne could have waited a moment, allowed Paul Kariya to join him and turned a one-goal lead for the St. Louis Blues into a tie. And as Selanne zoomed in alone, Fuhr remembered the Mighty Duck winger likes to go to his backhand on breakaways.
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October 5, 1996 | From Associated Press
It didn't take long for Grant Fuhr to answer questions about his right knee. Fuhr, who underwent major reconstructive surgery on the knee in April, made 35 saves in the St. Louis Blues' season-opening 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Friday night at St. Louis. Fuhr was still working hard after the game. He was on a treadmill for more than 40 minutes and never made it out to meet the press in that time. Jim Campbell and Chris Pronger had a goal and an assist apiece for the Blues.
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February 24, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The night a teammate's shot clipped Boston Bruin goaltender Ed Johnston in the head during warmups and ripped off his earlobe, Johnston left the ice, got stitched up, then returned to play 60 minutes. "Teams had only one goaltender then," Johnston said. "You were afraid to come out of there because you were afraid someone would take your job." That was the 1963-64 season.
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December 10, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He couldn't play well unless he played often, but he couldn't be trusted to play often because he was performing so poorly and Kelly Hrudey was playing so well. From the day he arrived last February until the last goal he allowed on the last day of the season, almost nothing went right for Grant Fuhr while he wore a King uniform. Acquired to solve a goaltending problem that didn't exist, Fuhr never adjusted to sharing the nets with Hrudey. In his first five games, he had a 6.
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July 12, 1995 | LISA DILLMAN
Goaltender Grant Fuhr, acquired by the Kings in a controversial midseason trade with Buffalo, signed Tuesday with the St. Louis Blues. Because the 32-year-old Fuhr is an unrestricted free agent, the Kings receive no compensation. Fuhr appeared in 14 games with the Kings, going 1-7-3 with a goals-against average of 4.04 last season.
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May 1, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
From now on, it's all up to a bunch of old goalies. Trying to save themselves from the embarrassment of missing the playoffs again, the Kings have placed their fate in the hands of one retired goaltender (Rogie Vachon) who has become their coach and in the mitts of two active but hardly youthful masked men (Grant Fuhr and Kelly Hrudey) who currently mind their nets. It was Fuhr who won Sunday's game at the Forum over the Mighty Ducks, 2-1, for his first victory as a King.
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May 1, 1995 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The on-again, off-again King playoff pursuit continued its schizophrenic course with dark despair turning into elation by the end of Sunday's 2-1 victory against the Mighty Ducks, which officially eliminated Anaheim. After losing control of their own destiny on Friday in San Jose, the Kings (15-22-9) regained it at the Forum and can reach the playoffs with victories in the remaining two games, at Winnipeg on Tuesday and Chicago on Wednesday.
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April 20, 1995 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let us count the Kings' scoring highlights in the aftermath of this dreadful three-game trip, an alleged attempt at making the Stanley Cup playoffs: Goals were scored by Rob Blake and Gary Shuchuk in the second game of the trip in Calgary. That onslaught was bookended by zeros in San Jose and on Wednesday against the Oilers, a 2-0 loss at Edmonton Coliseum before 15,403, squandering a solid performance from goaltender Grant Fuhr. In tennis lingo, two zeros are called a double bagel.
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April 14, 1995 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grant Fuhr has a goals-against average with the Kings of 6.14, the worst of any NHL goaltender with more than two appearances. "I still have faith in Grant Fuhr," General Manager Sam McMaster says. Fuhr has a save percentage with the Kings of .831, the worst of any goaltender with more than five appearances. "He's a wonderful person and I've gained a lot of respect for him, to be honest," McMaster says. Fuhr has a record of 0-5-1 with the Kings.
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February 15, 1995 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Does anyone remember Larry Murphy, Garry Galley, Steve Duchesne or Paul Coffey? All four were offensive defensemen who once played for the Kings and were traded. In acquiring goaltender Grant Fuhr and defensemen Philippe Boucher and Denis Tsygurov on Tuesday from the Buffalo Sabres for defensemen Alexei Zhitnik and Charlie Huddy, goaltender Robb Stauber and a fifth-round draft pick, the Kings' new management has taken the same path of peril as the old one.
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