About these ads

LA Kings vs. St. Louis Blues – Game 5: Expect A Return To Ultra-Tight Checking

LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, shown here during a recent practice session, ended a 20-game goal scoring slump in a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first round playoff series at Staples Center on May 6, 2013.
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Heading into tonight’s Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the St. Louis Blues, the Los Angeles Kings cannot afford to think that they’ve found their groove after a 4-3 win in Game 4 at Staples Center on May 6.

Indeed, although their offense awakened, much of that was due to the Blues playing right into the hands of the Kings.

“The turnovers in the neutral zone fed their offense,” said Blues center David Backes. “To have a couple of guys pinching in, giving them a two-on-one and a three-on-one when we’re up 2-0 in the first, that’s not the way to protect a lead. We hung [Blues goalie Brian] Elliott out to dry there. He’s been awesome for us, and we need to be better for him.”

Read more of this post

About these ads

Frozen Royalty Video: LA Kings Takeover Momentum In Series With 4-3 Win Over St. Louis Blues In Game 4

Due to a very heavy schedule on May 7, Frozen Royalty will have to forego the usual write-up leading into post-game video interviews of Monday night’s 4-3 victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series.

The series is now tied, 2-2, with Game 5 scheduled for Wednesday night (6:00 PM PDT) in St. Louis.

Below are the post-game video interviews from each team’s dressing room, including bonus footage from FrozenRoyaltyNHL on YouTube that you won’t find elsewhere.

Read more of this post

LA Kings Need More Than Goals To Advance Past St. Louis Blues

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Heading into tonight’s Game 4 of their first round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues (7:00 PM PDT, Staples Center; televised regionally on CNBC in the United States, CBC and RDS in Canada, and on Fox Sports West in Southern California), the Los Angeles Kings find themselves back in the series, having won Game 3 on May 4, 1-0, at Staples Center, cutting the Blues’ lead in the series by half.

That said, the Kings know that they are still not playing as well as they can, or as they need to, if they expect to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.

What stares you in the face most is the fact that the Kings have scored just one goal in each game of this series.

Read more of this post

Sutter, Martinez Relieve Tension In LA Kings Dressing Room With Cinco de Mayo-Related Joke

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the media waited near the Los Angeles Kings’ dressing room area door at the their practice facility on Sunday morning, something rather unusual caught our eyes.

As some of the Kings’ players walked to the ice surface for an optional skate, one was very different from the rest, wearing a green practice jersey, a white sock on one leg, and a red one on the other.

But here’s the kicker…that player was also wearing a sombrero as he walked by, immediately drawing laughter from the media, and soon after, fans at the Toyota Sports Center, as defenseman Alec Martinez skated onto the ice.

Read more of this post

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 144 other followers