What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs By The Numbers, April 6, 2015

LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, shown here at a recent practice.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

LOS ANGELES — After a 2-1 come-from-ahead shootout loss at Vancouver on April 6, the Los Angeles Kings lost ground in the Western Conference playoff race.

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What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs By The Numbers: March 30, 2015 Edition

LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, shown here at a recent practice,
was the only reason his team didn’t lose by a wider margin than
4-1 at Chicago on March 30, 2015.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings got their helmets handed to them after a lackluster performance in the Windy City, where the Chicago Blackhawks had a very easy time dispatching the Kings, 4-1, on March 30.

With the loss, the Kings ended their five-game road trip with a decent 3-2 record.

To make matters worse, both the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks won their games, digging the Kings into an even deeper hole.

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What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs By The Numbers: March 28, 2015 Edition

LOS ANGELES — A poor first period and stellar play by goaltender Devyn Dubnyk proved too much for the Los Angeles Kings to overcome, and they dropped a 4-1 decision to the white-hot Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 28.

The Kings, who are now 3-1 on their current five-game road trip, conclude the trip in Chicago on March 30.

With the loss, the Kings remain at 88 points for the season, and are now projected to end the season with 96 points.

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LA Kings Among Five NHL Teams Bringing AHL Affiliates To California

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The phrase, “Go West, young man!” has been around for many decades, and although it will take them 80 years, the American Hockey League is doing just that.

Indeed, it’s been in the works for years, and there has been an ever-increasing amount of talk about it over the past few years, but it all became reality on January 29, when the AHL announced that the affiliates of five National Hockey League teams will move to California to form a new Pacific Division of the AHL. The teams in this new division will begin play next season, marking the first time the AHL will have teams in California in what will be their 80-year history.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Doughty, Kopitar, Sutter Interviews After LA Kings Beat San Jose, 3-1

LOS ANGELES — Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar and Jake Muzzin scored goals while Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 27.

Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks at 2:37 of the first period after the Kings turned the puck over in their own zone, but that would be the only San Jose goal.

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