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Los Angeles Kings To Face San Jose Sharks In The Second Round

VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Includes video interviews with Los Angeles Kings Rob Scuderi, Drew Doughty, and head coach Darryl Sutter.


EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Detroit Red Wings eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series, the next round of the playoffs in the West is set.

The two Western Conference Semifinal series will feature the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks against the number seven seed Red Wings, and the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Kings versus the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks.

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Lack Of Finish May Be The Only Reason St. Louis Blues Failed To Get Past LA Kings

LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, shown here
during a recent practice session.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings had the day off on May 11, the day after they defeated the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, in Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series.

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Kings came back to win four straight, eliminating the Blues in six games.

It was a brutal, physical series, one that featured lots of tight checking, a battle for every inch of ice on every shift, and 479 hits between the two teams.

“We’re beat up and tired,” Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said after Game 6.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Doughty, Penner, Quick Help LA Kings Escape With 2-1 Win Over St. Louis To Win Series in Six Games

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty and Dustin Penner scored goals, while Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series.

With the win, the Kings eliminated the Blues, four games to two.

Doughty opened the scoring at 12:37 of the first period on a wrist shot from the left circle. On the play, after taking a drop pass from center Colin Fraser, Doughty faked a slap shot, and then used Blues defenseman Roman Polak as a screen before letting go with a wrist shot that beat Blues goaltender Brian Elliott high, just inside the left goal post.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Full Interviews With LA Kings, Kopitar, Penner, Sutter

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Kings had an off-day on May 9, with none of the players skating during what was scheduled to be a noon PDT practice. Instead, players had meetings and got treatments for whatever ails them, and a few took time to speak to the media, who were huddled together in a small locker room near the Olympic-sized ice rink at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, their practice facility.

Center Anze Kopitar, left wing Dustin Penner, winger and team captain Dustin Brown, and head coach Darryl Sutter all spoke to the media.

The full interviews for Kopitar, Penner and Sutter are available only from FrozenRoyaltyNHL on YouTube (contains bonus footage).

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