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December 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Esa Tikkanen and Jari Kurri each scored two goals Sunday night as the Edmonton Oilers extended their winning streak to five games and took the Smythe Division lead with a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton. Edmonton goaltender Bill Ranford stopped 37 of 40 shots by Toronto. Glenn Anderson also scored for the Oilers, who moved one point ahead of the idle Calgary Flames. Buffalo 4, St.
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June 7, 2012 | Mike Bresnahan
After almost 45 years of heartbreak and general unhappiness, the franchise that never won a Stanley Cup whiffed at a chance to parade one in front of their fans. Missed opportunities. So many, many missed opportunities. The Kings hit the post twice and failed on an estimated 7,000 breakaways in a 3-1 loss Wednesday to New Jersey in Game 4 of the Final. They still hold a dominating 3-1 series lead, but you could almost sense their bitterness afterward at Staples Center.
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November 29, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Into the home of the National Hockey League's most generous team stepped the league's most productive team. Perhaps not unexpectedly, the Calgary Flames rolled over the Kings, 8-4, scoring 4 goals in a span of 7 minutes 22 seconds during the third period Saturday night to end the Kings' three-game unbeaten streak before a crowd of 12,977 at the Forum. It was somewhat of an improvement for the Kings' defense. The last time these teams met, Nov.
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June 3, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter had seen the Lakers' practice court in El Segundo before thanks to a friendly security guard who had the keys to the gym, so Sutter knew Sunday where to find their NBA championship banners and the 10 trophies lined up in the window of Lakers executive Jeanie Buss. A repeat visit only enhanced Sutter's wonder as he looked up from the court, which has been turned into the Kings' media headquarters during the Stanley Cup Final. "Pretty neat," Sutter said, with a warm smile.
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April 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Once poised to end their series against the Calgary Flames early, Edmonton had to extend itself into overtime Tuesday night to gain the right to play the Kings for the Smythe Division playoff championship. Esa Tikkanen scored his third goal of the game at 6:58 of overtime to lift the Oilers to a 5-4 victory, capping a dramatic NHL playoff series that Edmonton had led three-games-to-one and a game in which the Oilers had trailed 3-0 after 16 minutes.
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May 3, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not chiseled in stone that playoff games have to be won, 2-1. King Coach Barry Melrose made that statement in the Forum locker room Thursday night after his team had beaten the Calgary Flames, 9-6, in the sixth and deciding game of their first-round playoff series. It's also not chiseled in stone that playoff games can't be won with solid defense.
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April 15, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The final on the Forum scoreboard Tuesday night was: Vancouver Canucks 3, Kings 2. No problem. It didn't matter because of the score brightly displayed on a message board along a side wall of the Forum: Winnipeg Jets 6, Edmonton Oilers 2. The Kings learned with 7:10 to play in the second period that the Oilers had lost, giving the Kings second place in the Smythe Division and home-ice advantage for the opening round of the playoffs.
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May 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Vancouver Canucks, who rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets in the Smythe Division semifinals, are at it again. The Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, Sunday night and trail the Oilers, 3-2, in the Smythe Division finals, with the sixth game Tuesday night in Edmonton. No team has rallied from two 3-1 deficits in Stanley Cup playoff history. "We haven't won in their building in this series, obviously, and one of our games was a real stinker," said Canuck Coach Pat Quinn.
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April 30, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playoff hockey might mean one thing in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago. But in Los Angeles, it means 18 goals in the final two games that clinched the Smythe Division semifinal for the Kings. Establishing a team record for goals scored in a series, the Kings were the last team standing at the end, as their 9-6 victory over the Calgary Flames in Game 6 clinched the series, four games to two, before a sellout crowd of 16,005 on Thursday night at the Forum.
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January 11, 1991 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In December, the Kings were as cold as the Arctic chill that whipped through Southern California. Tomas Sandstrom didn't play because of a fractured back. Tony Granato didn't play because of a strained rib cartilage. And the Kings didn't play too well, winning only three games all month, allowing the Calgary Flames to pull away with the Smythe Division lead. Hello, January. Hello, Sandstrom and Granato. Hello, Flames.
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May 3, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not chiseled in stone that playoff games have to be won, 2-1. King Coach Barry Melrose made that statement in the Forum locker room Thursday night after his team had beaten the Calgary Flames, 9-6, in the sixth and deciding game of their first-round playoff series. It's also not chiseled in stone that playoff games can't be won with solid defense.
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April 30, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playoff hockey might mean one thing in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago. But in Los Angeles, it means 18 goals in the final two games that clinched the Smythe Division semifinal for the Kings. Establishing a team record for goals scored in a series, the Kings were the last team standing at the end, as their 9-6 victory over the Calgary Flames in Game 6 clinched the series, four games to two, before a sellout crowd of 16,005 on Thursday night at the Forum.
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February 20, 1993
I am appalled by the recent Gretzky-bashing bandwagon that has swept through Los Angeles. I'm sure these people who are complaining are the same fair-weather fans who would be singing his praises if the Kings were still atop the Smythe Division. If they think they can do any better, I'd like to see them suit up. I could use a good laugh. CHRISTIE GIUSTI, Los Angeles
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May 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
Edmonton Oiler Coach Ted Green says he's going to do what he does best. He's going to play golf--same as the Vancouver Canucks. Green's Oilers advanced to their third consecutive Campbell Conference final series and their eighth in 10 years with a 3-0 victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night to win the Smythe Division final in six games. The Oilers will open the best-of-seven conference finals in Chicago on Saturday.
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May 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Vancouver Canucks, who rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets in the Smythe Division semifinals, are at it again. The Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, Sunday night and trail the Oilers, 3-2, in the Smythe Division finals, with the sixth game Tuesday night in Edmonton. No team has rallied from two 3-1 deficits in Stanley Cup playoff history. "We haven't won in their building in this series, obviously, and one of our games was a real stinker," said Canuck Coach Pat Quinn.
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April 15, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The final on the Forum scoreboard Tuesday night was: Vancouver Canucks 3, Kings 2. No problem. It didn't matter because of the score brightly displayed on a message board along a side wall of the Forum: Winnipeg Jets 6, Edmonton Oilers 2. The Kings learned with 7:10 to play in the second period that the Oilers had lost, giving the Kings second place in the Smythe Division and home-ice advantage for the opening round of the playoffs.
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November 23, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kings were flying high coming into Calgary, propelled by the momentum of the fastest start in their history and a winning streak nearing record proportions. But they made a crash landing, brought back to earth by the Flames, who served notice that they aren't about to meekly surrender the Smythe Division title they have held for three years.
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April 18, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The final image from Game 6 Saturday night at the Forum remains indelible. Calgary Flame goalie Mike Vernon is on his knees, stretching like an outfielder going for a fly ball. Just beyond his straining fingertips sails the puck, moving seemingly in slow motion. With it sails the prospect of keeping the Stanley Cup, won a year ago, but just out of the grasp of Vernon and his teammates. The puck, hit by the Kings' Mike Krushelnyski, lands in the net to end the series.
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March 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Philadelphia Flyers, last in the Patrick Division, made things a little tighter for the division-leading New York Rangers with a 5-4 victory Saturday at Philadelphia. Brian Benning had three assists and Mark Recchi added a goal and two assists for the Flyers, who ended a four-game losing streak against the Rangers. New York's division lead was shaved to five points over the Washington Capitals. The Flyers are seven points behind Pittsburgh, which holds the final playoff spot in the division.
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April 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Once poised to end their series against the Calgary Flames early, Edmonton had to extend itself into overtime Tuesday night to gain the right to play the Kings for the Smythe Division playoff championship. Esa Tikkanen scored his third goal of the game at 6:58 of overtime to lift the Oilers to a 5-4 victory, capping a dramatic NHL playoff series that Edmonton had led three-games-to-one and a game in which the Oilers had trailed 3-0 after 16 minutes.
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