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Willie Mitchell

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  • 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...
  • 10 Things about the Hawks' Hollywood ending

    10 Things about the Hawks' Hollywood ending
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win in Los Angeles that created an improbable Game 7 on Sunday: 1. Patrick Kane struggled in last year’s Western Conference finals, and then found himself skating with...
  • Kings being pushed to the gritty limits by in Game 7 by Blackhawks

    Kings being pushed to the gritty limits by in Game 7 by Blackhawks
    They've managed to send nearly everyone home the last three postseasons. Vancouver, St. Louis (twice), Phoenix, New Jersey, San Jose (twice) and the Ducks. All dispatched by the Kings in some fashion, sent off to some form of summer recreation. You'll...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in Kings' lineup

    With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in Kings' lineup
    Every so often, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter will veer off message and drop a bit of significant injury information. Sunday was not that day. After all, it is the playoffs and the Kings took the opening game against the Ducks in the second round on...
  • Kings hope cleaning up mistakes will extend their season

    Kings hope cleaning up mistakes will extend their season
    Facing elimination for the fifth time in the playoffs this spring, the Kings on Wednesday appeared calm after their morning skate at Staples Center in advance of Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal series against the Ducks. They didn’...
  • Alec Martinez is solid in Kings' 3-1 victory over Ducks

    It wouldn't be quite accurate to say that Kings defenseman Alec Martinez was a regular resident of Darryl Sutter's doghouse early this season. Martinez would have needed a long elevator ride up from the sub-basement to reach the doghouse, so low had...
  • 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 are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks

    Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks
    This has been the year of the comeback in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Tuesday, there were 11 games in which the winning team had trailed by two goals or more, and there were three first-round series in which the eventual winner lost the first two...
  • Kings, Ducks await big moment in Game 7 tonight

    Members of┬áthe Ducks and the Kings said they were a bit anxious about playing Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night at Honda Center, but they also said they planned to embrace the moment. “I’m excited. It’s...