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Morning Line- Anze Kopitar

“We just had too many stretches of playing not remotely good enough, and the losses kept piling on. I think coming back after the break, we weren’t as sharp as we needed to be.”

-Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings after being officially eliminated from the playoffs.  Curtis Zupke of the LA Times has more.

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Video- Jonathan Quick With A Beauty Of A Kick Save

Not your normal kick save.

 

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Jarome Iginla May Have Played His Last Game In Calgary

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

In the end, Jarome Iginla got the goodbye salute he deserved, Drew Doughty got revenge, the kid got what was coming to him and the fans were treated to a night of bad blood and brilliant theatre.

And then, to top it all off, Iginla delivered a subtle message to the youngster responsible for stirring up so much emotion.

“I don’t know if I agree with all of it – I’ll just leave it at that,” said Iginla, 39, of Matthew Tkachuk’s pre-game pot-shot at Doughty.

“He’s had a good rookie season and he’s playing well. He’s an important part and it looks like he’s going to be a good player, but it would be nice just to see the battle on the ice as opposed to the other stuff.”

Setting up their first meeting since a blatant Tkachuk elbow on Doughty drew a suspension and a declaration by the King the kid is a dirty player, the Flames winger poked back Tuesday, saying how disappointed he was with Doughty’s whining.

The Kings didn’t appreciate it one bit and wasted no time making that clear.

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Below a few videos from the game...

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The NHL Heads To China

BEIJING (March 30, 2017) – At the invitation of Bloomage International and as a piece of the National Hockey League’s long-term business strategy in China, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will face off in the first-ever preseason games played in China as part of the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging, the NHL®, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Bloomage International jointly announced today. The preseason games between the Kings and Canucks will be played on Sept. 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Sept. 23 at Huaxi LIVE Wukesong’s Le Sports Center in Beijing, where today’s announcement was made. 

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Video- Drew Doughty On Playing The Edmonton Oilers Tonight

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Kings’ Drew Doughty says it’s about time we show up against Edmonton, calls out past Oilers’ forwards for not playing defence, and is still pissed about getting beat one-on-one by Connor McDavid.

 

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Video- Matthew Tkachuk Elbow To Drew Doughty’s Head

via Bo Hamby of LA Kings Insider,

Doughty, on the hit he took from Matthew Tkachuk in the first period:
He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid. To be a rookie and play like that is a little surprising. I don’t know exactly what happened because I got hit in the head, but I thought he elbowed me. I can’t tell you for sure, so I’m not going to really say if I think anything should happen, but whatever it was, it hurt pretty bad, and it’s going to hurt for a little bit.

Doughty, on whether Tkachuk’s hit was the result of anything earlier in that shift:
It’s just that every game I’ve played against him basically, me and him get after it a little bit. Obviously, partially that’s my fault, too, because I like to get under peoples’ skin, too. He’s a young guy in the league, and I don’t think he necessarily meant to hurt me or anything like that, but he did.

Watch the elbow from Tkachuk below...

added 11:00am,

 

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All Ben Bishop

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

ESPN.com: How did you find out that you were headed to Los Angeles?

Ben Bishop: I was just sitting there. I think it was six o'clock at night, and I got a call from (Tampa GM) Steve Yzerman. Obviously I knew something had happened. And he called me and told me that he'd traded me to L.A. It wasn't a very long conversation and he said that Dean (Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi) would be calling. And, sure enough, Dean called about a minute later. I had about an hour and 45 minutes to pack up and then get on a flight at 9 o'clock at night.

ESPN.com: This didn't come completely out of the blue for you, but was there still a moment of "Holy cow, is this really happening to me?"

Bishop: You can prepare yourself as much as possible, but when it happens still it's a little bit of a shock, I guess. Then you've got about two hours to get ready. You have to go to the rink to get your stuff. You just kind of sit there and reflect on your time in Tampa. It can be a little sad, obviously, but there's also a little bit of excitement about going to a new team. 

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Video- Anze Kopitar With The Weird Goal Of The Night

Toronto's Nikita Zaitsev takes the puck off the side of his head and the puck goes into the net.

 

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Bob Miller Announces His Retirement

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings and Hockey Hall of Fame Television Play-by-Play Broadcaster Bob Miller will return to the Kings TV broadcast booth in April and then retire upon the conclusion of the regular season, Miller and the Kings announced today at a news conference at STAPLES Center.

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It Appears Jarome Iginla Will Be Going To The LA Kings

added 1:16pm, LA release is below...

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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