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Los Angeles Kings Are All Singing The Same Tune After Game 4 Loss To Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin, shown here being mobbed by the media
after practice on April 17, one day before he led his team to a Game 4 victory
over the Los Angeles Kings in their first round playoff series
(click to view a larger image).
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — After blowing their chance to sweep the Vancouver Canucks out of the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs after a 3-1 loss in Game 4 on April 18, the Los Angeles Kings were singing the same tune, so to speak, after watching brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin skate circles around them in the second and third periods.

“We had chances to finish, but I don’t think we finished as many checks as we should have on those two, in particular,” said right wing and team captain Dustin Brown. “Both of them were good. They’re pretty dynamic when they’re together. We have to take their time and space away, and be physical with them if we want to nullify them in Game 5.” Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings Looking To Make History With Sweep Of Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are hoping that forward Daniel Sedin (foreground left) will be able to return to action in Game 4 of their first round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, after missing twelve games due to a concussion.
Photo: David Sheehan

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Over their 44-year history, the Los Angeles Kings have been swept in a playoff series nine times, but they have never accomplished that feat.

Moreover, the Kings never had a 3-0 lead in a series until their current Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks, so it can also be said that the Kings have never come close to sweeping a playoff series.

But with a win tonight in Game 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (7:00 PM PDT, televised exclusively in the United States on the NBC Sports Network), the Kings can do just that. Read more of this post

Critics Of Dustin Brown’s Captaincy Of Los Angeles Kings No Longer Have A Leg To Stand On

Los Angeles Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown
Photo: David Sheehan

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Ever since Dustin Brown was named as the 15th captain of the Los Angeles Kings on October 8, 2008, many have been highly critical of his captaincy, with a considerable number calling for the “C” to be ripped off his chest, something that has become a common, repeated refrain, year after year.

Indeed, all it takes is a quick perusal of Kings-related message boards on the World Wide Web to find a large amount of those who have called for the captaincy to be taken away from Brown, going back to the 2008-09 season, his first year wearing the “C.” Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty’s Gann Matsuda Talks LA Kings and the NHL Playoffs On Cable Radio Network, April 16, 2012

On April 16, 2012, Frozen Royalty’s Gann Matsuda appeared on The PM Show with Michael Horn, on Cable Radio Network, talking about the Los Angeles Kings’ improbable success in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs against the Vancouver Canucks, who trail the Kings in the series, 3-0. Read more of this post

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