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The NHL Is Returning To China For Preseason Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (May 2, 2018) – The National Hockey League will return to China in September for a pair of preseason games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames as part of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games™, the NHL®, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Bloomage International jointly announced today. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Flames will play host to the Bruins at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, and on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Bruins will play host to the Flames at Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The matchups in September will be the third and fourth preseason contests played in China following the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging, which included games in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks.

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Afternoon Line- Drew Doughty

via Jon Rosen tweets,

Doughty (1/2): Rob Blake & Luc Robitaille, they took this job because they want to win. They want to transform this team into its winning ways again. Whether or not they do a lot in the offseason, I don’t know, but...we have these young guys coming up that I think...

DD (2/2) ...are going to make a difference, and that shows me how much potential we have in the future, and I’m good with it and I’m happy to hopefully re-sign here.”

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Afternoon Line- Iain MacIntyre

If you’re the Kings and in transition, are you going to pay Doughty, say, $100 million for eight more seasons? Or are you going to speed the transformation of your roster by getting a bundle of assets in return for the best defenceman in the game?

Doughty is a dynamic, world-class player. He is not the problem in Los Angeles. But there don’t appear to be many solutions available to Blake.

-Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet where you can read more on the LA Kings.

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Videos- Our First Handshake Line Of The Season, VGK Sweep The LAK

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

The Vegas Golden Knights celebrated around goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. They shook hands with the Los Angeles Kings. They high-fived in the locker room and laughed at a couple of dance moves by forward Jonathan Marchessault.

And then?

After a 1-0 win at Staples Center on Tuesday? After a sweep in the Western Conference First Round? After becoming the first team to advance in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs? After becoming the first team to sweep a series in its inaugural season?

Fleury, who allowed three goals in four games plus two overtimes, said it was "another win" and "another series." Forward James Neal said it was a "great start." Forward Erik Haula said they had to "forget about this." Marchessault said they had to look ahead to Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Anaheim Ducks or San Jose Sharks.

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Below, John Stevens quotes, videos of the highlights and handshake line...

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John Stevens Answers Questions After The Los Angeles Kings Lost 3-2 To The Vegas Golden Knights

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On the game turning in the third period:
I actually thought we played a really solid hockey game, but all three goals came from plays off the wall. The first goal came from a stalled puck on a forecheck where we got beat off the wall, the second goal came from a play we got beat off the wall, the third goal came from a play off a faceoff. So there are some critical errors at critical times that ended up costing us the hockey game. It’s unfortunate. I thought we made a good push here tonight and created a lot more zone time and made Fleury work a little harder than he had to this point of this series, but some critical errors at critical times along the wall end up costing you.

On Erik Haula’s hit on Anze Kopitar:
Yeah. We get a guy suspended for making a hockey play, and he butt ends one of the best players in the world in the face with the butt end of his stick. So, if I was confused before, I’m bewildered now. That’s an intent-to-injure play. I don’t like hard hockey – I love hard hockey. Good, honest, hard hockey, I love it, and Kopitar’s about as tough of a guy as you can find. You guys make the judgement, because it’s a bunch of B.S., to be honest with you.

more from Stevens...

Below, watch the talked about butt-end and the game highlights (VGK now up 3-0 in the series).

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Video- VGK Up 2-0 In The Series After 2-1 Double OT Win Over LAK

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The pressure to win sat squarely on the shoulders of those wearing home sweaters, the ones for which an announced crowd of 18,588 screamed so loudly and passionately, the ones who were facing an opponent without one of its most critical pieces.

The ones who can’t get enough of their team.

Don’t kid yourself — leading a best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series after one game didn’t in any way reduce stress on the Golden Knights to extend their advantage.

That they did Friday night can’t be overstated for its importance.

This. Was. Enormous.

Vegas ultimately overcame one of the better goaltending performances you will find this time of year, and that’s saying something for this time of year, beating the Kings 2-1 in two overtimes at T-Mobile Arena.

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Catch the game highlights below....

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Afternoon Line- Drew Doughty

 

added 3:24pm, full quotes from Doughty are below...

added 6:20pm, Video of Doughty talking about the suspension is below...

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Video- Drew Doughty Suspended One Game

The explanation.

 

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The Vegas Golden Knights Take Game 1

from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

As expected, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings got physical.

There were 127 hits combined, and it made for a heavy game. Which was perfectly fine with Will Carrier.

The Golden Knights’ forward was right at home banging bodies from the first shift until he took a questionable hit that forced him to the locker room midway through the third period in the Knights’ 1-0 victory....

He left with 10:01 to play after Kings defenseman Drew Doughty caught him in the head with his elbow as Carrier had the puck at the right faceoff circle in the Kings’ zone. Carrier, who played 8:49 in 13 shifts and had a team-high 10 hits, did not return. He was not made available to the media, and his status for Game 2 on Friday is uncertain.

“I thought it was a bad hit, but it wasn’t for me to decide,” Knights coach Gerard Gallant said of Doughty’s hit. “The ref didn’t think it was a penalty.

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Below, watch a GIF of the Doughty hit and the game highlights.

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A Four Goal Night For Dustin Brown In A 5-4 OT Win Over The Minnesota Wild

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

"It's definitely something I've never done before." Brown said. "It's nice, and to do it [while] we try to climb the standings. It's a big win for us. Ultimately, the most important thing is just climbing."

"He's been terrific," Kings coach John Stevens said of Brown. "He and Kopi have really led the charge up front. I say that not just because he got four goals. That's as good as Brownie's played in a long time."

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Watch Brown's 4 goal night below along with the game highlights.

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