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Kings forward Trevor Lewis recalls his path to NHL

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 9:14 PM / Player's Blog with the Kings' Trevor Lewis

Trevor Lewis - Special to NHL.com

Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis will be blogging for NHL.com throughout the Stanley Cup Final, offering his insight on what is happening inside the walls of his team's locker room and within the confines of the rink.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and so I guess I had what might be considered a non-traditional path to the NHL.

My dad and his family were Canadian and he played hockey growing up. We also lived across the street from an ice rink in Salt Lake City, so when I was 2 years old, he took me over and I started learning to skate.

I just loved it. I played every sport growing up, but it always seemed like hockey was my favorite. I always seemed to gravitate toward hockey.


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Devils' Brodeur plans 'to see what's out there': report

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 8:59 PM / News

NHL.com

Martin Brodeur, the winningest goaltender in NHL history, said Friday he wants to play one more season and it is not likely to be with the New Jersey Devils.

"I've come to the conclusion that I'm definitely going to be available July 1 (when he becomes an unrestricted free agent),'' Brodeur told ESPN.com. "I want to play one more season, and I want to see what's out there."


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Devils' Schneider wants assurances he'll be top goalie

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 8:50 PM / News

NHL.com

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said he has had talks with the team about a new contract, but first wants to be assured he will be the No. 1 goalie, according to The Star-Ledger.

Schneider has one more season left on his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent after 2014-15.

"It's a discussion about if they want me to be the guy going forward," Schneider told the newspaper. "We have to figure out that part of it."

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Dorsett glad for two-day break in Stanley Cup Final

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 8:48 PM / Player's Blog with the Rangers' Derek Dorsett

Derek Dorsett - Special to NHL.com

LOS ANGELES -- The two days off between games gave us a chance to unwind yesterday away from the rink and everything.

Earlier this season we stayed down at a great little hotel in Santa Monica, and after the game the other night we went down there again. It's a beautiful hotel, right on the beach, on the water. There's a lot of stuff you can do during a day off. It was good for us.

I went for a bike ride, then I had lunch and went and chilled out in my hotel room to watch some shows.

It was relaxing. It's nice to soak in the sun and just disconnect from the game for a little while.


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Pearn: Kings must contend with Rangers' speed

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 8:33 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings, NHL.com has enlisted the help of former NHL coach Perry Pearn to break down the action. Pearn will be checking in throughout the series.

Pearn has spent the past 18 seasons as an assistant coach in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and a second tenure with the Jets in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings did not play up to the standard they've set during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs for much of Game 1 of the Final against the New York Rangers, but they did take a 1-0 series lead.

After a sloppy first period and a so-so second, the Kings were much stronger in the third before winning 3-2 in overtime. Game 2 is Saturday at Staples Center (7 p.m.; NBC, CBC, RDS), and there will be a couple of things Los Angeles will be trying to clean up.


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Rangers like Nash's play but still seek some goals

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 8:27 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

LOS ANGELES -- The Rick Nash story in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs has reached the point where expectations for the New York Rangers forward have changed.

Once considered an elite goal-scorer and the player who had to ignite the Rangers' offense, Nash is being held to a different standard in the playoffs, at least based on public comments made by his teammates and coach Alain Vigneault.

Now Nash is supposed to be an all-around, 200-foot player who doesn't need to score to be effective.

It's not clear if this change is a good thing or a bad thing for the Rangers, who trail 1-0 heading into Game 2 of the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS).

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Defensive depth has Kings in sight of another Cup

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 7:57 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- On April 26, defenseman Jeff Schultz was playing at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, in front of a little less than 8,000 people in the American Hockey League's Calder Cup Playoffs.

A little more than a week later, he played nearly 20 minutes for the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Anaheim Ducks. He continued to play for six more games with the eventual champions of the West.

There have been plenty of words written and said extolling the virtues of Kings rookie forwards Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli and how their line with Jeff Carter has helped Los Angeles evolve into a potential Stanley Cup champion.

But this long, incredible run might not have been possible without the team's depth on defense. The Kings lost their two most experienced defensemen, Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr, to injury, but the rest of the corps behind superstar Drew Doughty helped Los Angeles survive.

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Lundqvist is biggest test of playoffs for Kings

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 6:06 PM / Kings vs Rangers - 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings forwards are not spending much time dissecting the unorthodox technique of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, whose deep-in-the-crease style is the antithesis of their Jonathan Quick.

What was confirmed after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is that Lundqvist is as advertised. This is the first time the Kings have faced a truly elite goalie in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after the inconsistency of Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks, the up-and-down tandem of Jonas Hiller and John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks, and the sometimes-struggling Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.

"All I know is, he's a good goalie," Kings forward Justin Williams said of Lundqvist. "He's tough to beat, and he looks big in there. He can be intimidating because there's not much room to shoot at. He's going to make most of the saves that he sees. Shots, screens, tips, rebounds is kind of the model around here for it."

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Wild GM says coach Yeo earned contract extension

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 3:44 PM / NHL Insider

Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild made official their commitment to coach Mike Yeo, holding a press conference Friday at Xcel Energy Center to announce the three-year contract extension Yeo signed May 31.

Yeo, who at 40 yeards old is the youngest coach in the NHL, guided the Wild this season to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in franchise history, the first such trip since 2003. The original three-year contract Yeo signed when he was named the third coach in Wild history June 17, 2011, was set to expire at the end of this month.

"Mike is the only guy that was going to be here," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "As the season goes on, the right time to do these things is at the end of the season."

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Johansen contract priority No. 1 for Blue Jackets

Friday, 06.06.2014 / 3:12 PM / News

NHL.com

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has prioritized his offseason to-do list, and at the top is a new contract for forward Ryan Johansen.

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