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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.


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."

read on

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

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Big Game Win For The Anaheim Ducks

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

In the biggest game to date for both the Kings and Ducks in their respective grinding, challenging seasons, Rickard Rakell became Mr. Big Shot.

To cap a taut, thrilling Freeway Faceoff that was the most meaningful one played between Southern California’s two hockey teams since the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, Rakell lifted the Ducks to a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Kings on Friday night at Honda Center.

Trapped in a bit of a slump over the last nine games, Rakell got the puck from Brandon Montour in overtime and drove up the ice. Measuring Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, the Ducks’ goal-scoring star took a rising shot that soared past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick toward the top left corner of the net with 19 seconds left.

It was Rakell’s team-leading 32nd and this one carried more importance than any other. His plan was to build up speed and see what the defense was going to give him.


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Video- Enjoy Your Retirement Dave Jackson

via the Los Angeles Kings,

The Coyotes and Kings honor referee Dave Jackson on his 1,629th game following the Los Angeles' 4-2 victory at Staples Center.


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Video- Drew Doughty For The Norris

via the LA Kings,


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Video- A Four Goal Night For Anze Kopitar

from Jessi McDonald at LA Kings Insider,

Anze Kopitar, on where tonight ranks on his list of best games:

Yeah, I mean it’s definitely up there. I just felt all night that the puck was kind of following me around and you really want to make the most of it really. You know, I got a couple of scoring opportunities and you really want to cash in. And I guess it worked out for me tonight.

continue for more from Kopitar after the Kings 7-1 win over the Avs...


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Video- You Make The Call, Kings/Coyotes

John Stevens on the call.

Obviously the puck was deemed that it went in the net, which obviously is the right call, and then they go back and look at the goalie interference. If there was contact, I thought it was induced from their player riding Drew into the goalie, that was my take on it, but I don’t know what I’m talking about, because I’m still confused on the whole issue. It’s a guessing game for me, but that’s the call they made. We still had an opportunity in overtime and we didn’t take advantage of it.

- via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.  Coyotes won in the shootout.


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Afternoon Line- Jack Campbell

"I wanted to be here [in the NHL] so bad and I worked so hard to try to put myself in position to be here back when I was younger and it just kind of like, you just have to learn. Like anybody in this room, you can just sense how much they care and how hard they work, but they have that demeanor where it's not life or death. It's like they take it so serious, but at the end of the day you have to be able to look at life for what it is and, for me, it took me a long time to learn how to do that and that's kind of where I was at back then." 

-Jack Campbell, goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings.  Josh Cooper of LAKings.com has more on Campbell.

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Morning Line- Jack Campbell

Campbell, on the team’s reaction after him getting his first win:
It just meant the world to me. Since I got traded here, the guys, I can’t speak highly enough about. So it was a really cool feeling and one I’ll never forget.

Campbell, on whether this game was just like any other:
I mean, for me it was a little bit more than just another game. Of course I want to prove to everybody, but most importantly my teammates, that they can count on me. So it was kind of weird because this was probably the biggest game I’ve played in and I felt the most comfortable just because of the surroundings and the locker room. Quickie was there to give me some tips on what their tendencies were and the boys played great in front of me, so it was awesome.

-Jack Campbell, goaltender for the LA Kings after getting his first NHL win.  More from Campbiell by Jessi McDonald of LA Kings Insider.

Below, watch the game highlights of the 4-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

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