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Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings Turn 4-0 Lead Into Flop On Figueroa In Game 3 vs. San Jose

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings have a couple of tremendous comeback victories in their playoff history, despite so many years of post-season failure.

On April 10, 1982, at the Forum in Inglewood, California [their first permanent home arena], the Kings found themselves looking up at a 5-0 deficit after two periods against the Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of their first round playoff series. But the Kings came roaring back to score five straight goals in the third period and then win it in overtime, 6-5.

19 years later, the Kings were down 3-0 after two periods to the vaunted Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of their first round playoff series. All looked lost, but the Kings came back to win the game in overtime, 4-3 on April 18, 2001 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

That 1982 game, known as the “Miracle on Manchester,” is the greatest comeback in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not quite as miraculous, the 2001 comeback was nearly as amazing, and became known as the “Frenzy on Figueroa.”

A third huge comeback can now be added to the Kings’ history. But this time, they were the ones who coughed up a big lead. Read more of this post

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Frozen Royalty Audio: LA Kings Morning Skate Before Game 3 vs. San Jose Sharks

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Kings had an optional morning skate prior to Game 3 of their Western Conferenece Quarterfinal series game against the San Jose Sharks tonight at Staples Center in Los Angeles (7:30 PM PDT). Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings Will Need A Miracle To Win First Round Series Against San Jose

EL SEGUNDO, CA — With less than 16 hours left, at the time of this writing, before the Los Angeles Kings open their first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion in San Jose (7:00 PM PDT, televised in Southern California on Fox Sports West, nationally on Versus, and in Canada on TSN and RDS), one thing is clear…

…without star center Anze Kopitar, it will take a miracle for the Kings to win this series and advance to the second round. Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Get Two, But Give Up One Against San Jose

LOS ANGELES — With the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks in town, the Los Angeles Kings were looking to cut into the Sharks six-point lead over them in the division standings.

Although the Kings won the game, 4-3, they gift-wrapped a point in the standings for the Sharks by giving up the tying goal at the 19.55 mark of the third period, when Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored his second goal of the game.

To magnify the fact that the Kings blew an opportunity to draw even closer to the Sharks, Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown scored his second goal of the game just 1:37 earlier, giving the Kings a 3-2 lead, with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Read more of this post


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