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Willie Mitchell

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  • Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks

    Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks
    Any player who tells you home-ice advantage makes no difference is probably lying. No doubt the Blackhawks were thrilled Sunday's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was in Chicago and not in the Kings' home arena. "[Game 5 on Wednesday] was...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense: 1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
  • Kings throw defense at defending champions

    Kings throw defense at defending champions
    Willie Mitchell couldn't go on the road to be around his friends and hockey-playing colleagues. Nor could he feel comfortable going out to dinner when a playoff game was going on against St. Louis, San Jose or Chicago. The prototypical stay-at-home...
  • Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

    Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5
    No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: No gloom about playing hockey in June

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: No gloom about playing hockey in June
    Greetings from Chicago, where the Kings will face the Blackhawks tonight in their third Game 7 of this playoff run. The Kings won the first two Games 7s on the road, contributing to the 5-1 record road teams have compiled in those games this spring....
  • Kings beat Rangers, 3-2, in overtime in Game 1 on Justin Williams' goal

    Kings beat Rangers, 3-2, in overtime in Game 1 on Justin Williams' goal
    Will the nickname — Mr. Game 7 — find its way into deep storage for the summer months and get packed away, perhaps to be unveiled in future postseasons? Kings right wing Justin Williams summoned his late-series magic and brought it out...
  • Kings have the will, find a way to beat Rangers in Game 1

    Kings have the will, find a way to beat Rangers in Game 1
    Is there no end to the Kings' resilience, no situation too dire for them to wiggle out of, even if they skate off with the hair at the ends of their lengthy playoff beards singed from the flames they just escaped? Heavy-legged Wednesday in the first...
  • Kyle Clifford plays a new role for Kings in opener — goal scorer

    Kyle Clifford plays a new role for Kings in opener — goal scorer
    Kyle Clifford spent part of Tuesday calming fears that a practice shot he fired hadn't rendered Kings goalie Jonathan Quick useless for the Stanley Cup Final. A night later, the Kings' forward eased the home crowd's concerns that Game 1 was slipping...
  • Stanley Cup Final: Kings' Robyn Regehr probable for Game 2

    Stanley Cup Final: Kings' Robyn Regehr probable for Game 2
    Both the Kings and the New York Rangers appear poised to change their mix on defense for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, to be played Saturday at Staples Center. The Kings won the opener, 3-2, on Wednesday on Justin Williams’ goal four minutes...
  • Henrik Lundqvist can't believe Rangers' position after Game 2 loss to Kings

    Henrik Lundqvist can't believe Rangers' position after Game 2 loss to Kings
    Henrik Lundqvist sat alone at his locker stall for minutes, his face resting on his hands. He rose after the long delay to zip his windbreaker to the top notch, rubbing both sides of his beard with his hands. Knowing that his New York Rangers now...
  • Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers

    Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers
    Of course, the Kings fell behind early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and went into the first intermission trailing the New York Rangers by two goals. Based on the Kings' playoff habits this spring, they had the Rangers exactly where they wanted the...
  • Kings again dig out of a hole to beat Rangers in two overtimes, 5-4

    Kings again dig out of a hole to beat Rangers in two overtimes, 5-4
    Surely nothing could quite top this topsy-turvy postseason for the nerveless Kings? Just when you started thinking it was nearly impossible to surpass the wild events of the last week or so, the Kings and New York Rangers got together and produced a...