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Willie Mitchell

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  • 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-...
  • 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 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 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'...
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • NHL playoff preview: Kings vs. Blackhawks first look

    NHL playoff preview: Kings vs. Blackhawks first look
    By the time the Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals against the Blackhawks last season, most of their team was being held together by tape and hope. Battered after defeating St. Louis in six games and San Jose in seven, the Kings fell to the...