October 12, 1995 |
Ron Hextall made 25 saves and assisted on the game-winning goal as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals, 2-1, Wednesday night in their home opener at Philadelphia. John LeClair and Rod Brind'Amour got the Philadelphia goals, with Hextall assisting on Brind'Amour's goal at 9:24 of the third period. Hextall carried a shutout well into the third period, when Sergei Gonchar got the Capitals' only goal on a power play at 14:20.
June 28, 2012 |
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 the hockey legend himself, Wayne Gretzky. That barrier was broken with the team's 10-year contract extension with Conn Smythe-winning goalie Jonathan Quick. Those familiar with the deal but not authorized to speak said it was worth in excess of $50 million but tapered off in the final three years. Other reports put it at about $58 million.
April 26, 2012 |
ST. LOUIS -- The Kings will play an afternoon game at Staples Center during the second round of the NHL playoffs, according to the schedule released late Thursday by the league following the end of the final first-round games. Unlike the NHL, which announces everything in Eastern time, we'll list the Kings' starts in Pacific time because, well, we live on Pacific time. Game 1 will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, and Game 2 will be on Monday at 6 p.m. The Kings will return to Staples Center on Thursday for a 7 p.m. start and again on Sunday for a noon start.
May 13, 2013 |
This will be the NHL's fourth all-California playoff series. The Kings beat Oakland in seven games in a 1969 first-round matchup, the Ducks beat the Sharks in the first round in six games in 2009 and the Kings lost to the Sharks in six games in the first round in 2011. The home team won all four games between the Kings and Sharks this season, and three of the four were decided by one goal. How they got here KINGS: They beat No. 4 St. Louis in the first round in six games, becoming the first NHL team to win five straight playoff series when playing Game 1 on the road.
June 13, 2012 |
Jonathan Quick moved into the NHL elite category with a regular season that earned him a nomination for the Vezina Trophy, given to the league's top goalie. He continued that play during the Stanley Cup playoffs, allowing no more than two goals a game during an eight-game winning steak from April 22 to May 17. Quick put the Kings on the path to the Stanley Cup against the Vancouver Canucks in the first round. He stopped 46 of 48 shots in a 4-2 victory in Game 2 and 41 shots in a 1-0 victory in Game 3. "There's no doubt there's a maturity aspect ... in the way he approaches things," Kings goaltender coach Bill Ranford said.
November 3, 1999 |
Dominik Hasek, the Buffalo Sabres' star goalie, will be sidelined for months because of a groin injury instead of a few weeks, as was originally believed. Hasek has a torn groin muscle, and will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time. "We're talking months, not weeks," Sabre team doctor Les Bisson said Tuesday in Buffalo, N.Y. Hasek was injured while trying to stop a shot by Florida defenseman Bret Hedican with 33 seconds left in regulation in Buffalo's overtime victory Friday.
December 6, 2001 |
Colorado Coach Bob Hartley didn't mince words in analyzing the marquee matchup of Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek. "Patrick was Patrick," Hartley said. "I felt he totally outplayed Hasek." Roy stopped 30 shots while Hasek turned away just 14 as the Avalanche beat the Red Wings, 4-1, Wednesday night at Detroit in the first meeting of the season between the Western Conference powers.
October 27, 2005 |
Adam Foote scored on a short-handed rush 35 seconds into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over Nashville on Wednesday night at Columbus, Ohio, ending the Predators' season-opening, eight-game winning streak. The quickest overtime goal in the NHL this season left Nashville two wins short of tying Toronto's league-best start of 10-0 in 1993.