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Willie Mitchell

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  • Keeping Staples Center ice in good shape for Kings is a big job

    Keeping Staples Center ice in good shape for Kings is a big job
    Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell sat nearĀ goaltender Martin Jones in the team’s locker room at Staples Center on Saturday morning, chatting about Mitchell being acquainted with Jones’ father, Harvey, an executive with the Vancouver Canucks....
  • Kings' Tyler Toffoli has made quite a reply to critics

    Kings' Tyler Toffoli has made quite a reply to critics
    The knock on Tyler Toffoli was that he couldn't skate, that even though he had a goal scorer's instincts and twice recorded 100 points in the junior-level Ontario Hockey League, his NHL prospects weren't considered great. That flaw led to Toffoli's...
  • Trying to Capture the Spirit of the Thing

    Trying to Capture the Spirit of the Thing
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 4-3 loss Saturday to the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals: ✓ Patrick Kane shoveled the puck ahead to Michal Handzus at the Kings line. The play died, then Handzus...
  • Kings lose to Blackhawks, 5-4, in double overtime of Game 5

    Kings lose to Blackhawks, 5-4, in double overtime of Game 5
    Michal Handzus scored a little more than two minutes into double overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 win at United Center on Wednesday. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2, heading into Game 6 at Staples Center on Friday. After...
  • Blackhawks' biggest threat in conference finals is themselves

    In the Chicago Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can. "Great job!"...
  • Blackhawks show some life in Game 5 to stay alive

     Blackhawks show some life in Game 5 to stay alive
    No way the 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. "Our guys find ways," coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday night after his team's 5-...
  • Blackhawks now have every advantage

     Blackhawks now have every advantage
    In the Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can. "Great job!'' Quenneville barked,...
  • Kings not concerned about Ducks' goaltending dilemma

    Kings not concerned about Ducks' goaltending dilemma
    While mystery surrounded the Ducks’ choice of starting goaltender for their playoff game against the Kings on Saturday night -- indications were that it will be Jonas Hiller, because injured Frederik Andersen didn’t skate Saturday morning...
  • Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings

    Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings
    John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one. The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...
  • Kings are in familiar spot going into Game 6

    Kings are in familiar spot going into Game 6
    The Kings fended off elimination four times in their first-round playoff series against San Jose, sticking together when it would have been easy to fracture, playing an ever-tighter defensive game that complemented Jonathan Quick's confident goaltending...
  • Dean Lombardi hopes Kings can find their consistency on time

    Dean Lombardi hopes Kings can find their consistency on time
    Only a few players and the assistant coaches were on the ice Tuesday morning as a somber Dean Lombardi watched at rinkside. Most of the Kings had taken part in a meeting and left their chilly El Segundo practice facility for the sizzling temperatures...
  • Kings find little humor in losing to Ducks' John Gibson

    Kings find little humor in losing to Ducks' John Gibson
    For anyone who was unclear on the concept of sarcasm, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was there to translate Tuesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was asked about Ducks goaltender John Gibson after a 4-3 loss Tuesday and responded in his usual manner, "He'...