January 28, 1997 |
Ulf Dahlen didn't wait long to help his new teammates. Playing in his first game since Chicago acquired him from San Jose over the weekend for goalie Ed Belfour, Dahlen scored the winning goal at 3:32 of the third period to lead the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night in New York. "If I missed that shot, it would have been embarrassing," Dahlen said of his game-winner. "Tony made the play. I just put it into an empty net."
May 17, 2012 |
The Kings are one victory from paradise, even if that might be in New Jersey. A 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on Thursday night gave the Kings a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals, one victory shy of facing the New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup finals. Even if the Kings can't close out the series Sunday, a second trip to the finals in franchise history seems inevitable. Only three teams have come back from being down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup playoffs_the Toronto Maple Leafs (1942)
March 25, 2010
NASHVILLE — David Legwand scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. Steve Sullivan, Patric Hornqvist and Dan Hamhuis scored for Nashville in regulation, and Lee Stempniak, Wojtek Wolski and Keith Yandle countered for Phoenix. Nashville has won seven of its last eight. After winning nine consecutive games, the Coyotes have lost their last two. After each team scored once and missed once in the shootout, Phoenix's third shooter, Radim Vrbata, had Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne beaten, but the backhander rang off of the crossbar and bounced away.
March 13, 2013 |
What does a revenge-seeking gunslinger from Missouri possibly have in common with a pure NHL goal-scorer born and bred in Ontario, Canada? A lot, apparently. The continuing education of Jeff Carter, whose 17 goals are tied for third in the NHL, knows no bounds. The Kings' forward received another unusual tutorial from his boss, General Manager Dean Lombardi, after the lockout ended in January. Lombardi's meetings with his players are legendary in terms of length and scope. With Carter, he served up the fictional gunslinger Josey Wales as an inspirational teaching moment.
February 20, 2013 |
CALGARY, Canada -- The Kings turned their season around and launched themselves on the path to the Stanley Cup when they acquired forward Jeff Carter from Columbus last Feb. 23. This season, he's almost singlehandedly sustaining their hopes of making the playoffs and giving them a chance to defend their title. Trevor Lewis scored the Kings' go-ahead goal against the Flames on Wednesday on the rebound of a shot by Carter, and Carter provided an insurance goal with a shot from the high slot off a pass by Mike Richards at 9:27 of the third period, key elements of the Kings' 3-1 victory over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
November 4, 1995 |
The Florida Panthers scored three goals on five first-period shots against goalie Jim Carey, ending the Washington Capitals' four-game winning streak, 3-2, at Washington. Rob Niedermayer and Robert Svehla each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who took a franchise record-low 11 shots but won behind a defense that killed all six Washington power plays. Florida, in only its third year of existence, leads the Eastern Conference with 18 points.