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TALKING HOCKEY WITH DARYL EVANS

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Daryl Evans appeared on There It Is with host Jake Stevens on May 14. Check out the audio from the interview.

 TALKING HOCKEY WITH DARYL EVANS 

Daryl and Stevens discuss the Pittsburgh Penguins, hockey in general and what to look forward to in a Pittsburgh - Detroit Stanley Cup Finals. An interesting little tidbit explored is that it has been 33 years since the 1975 Islanders erased a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series, and 33 years prior the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs erased a three games to none deficit to win their best-of-seven series.

So can 2008 be the year the pattern continues? In Round 2, Dallas won the first three games vs. San Jose, the Sharks won Games 4 and 5, only to lose in four OTs in Game 6. Had they won that game, Game 7 would have been in San Jose...would have been interesting. Instead the Stars moved on and were down 3-0 before rallying to defeat Detroit last night to make it 3-1. Do they have what it takes to come back? We will see.

There It Is! is the hottest new sports talk show in Bakersfield, hosted by Jake Stevens. On There It Is! every weekday from 7-9 a.m. PT/10 a.m. - Noon ET, Jake will be focused on the biggest stories in the sports world around the nation… the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, College Football and Basketball and the hot topics of the day. As well, he’ll talk Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Chargers, Raiders, Ducks, Kings, Lakers, Clippers, Trojans, Bruins and more in the local area. And of course, he’ll keep track of the Bakersfield Condors.

Daryl Evans and veteran play-by-play announcer Nick Nickson are heard on all club radio broadcasts on flagship station KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. During the 1998-99 season, Evans worked alongside Nickson as a back-up commentator, and along with his role on the radio, Evans is also an executive with the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, formerly serving as the facility’s General Manager.

A member of the Kings as a player from 1981-85, Evans scored the franchise’s most memorable goal in a game forever remembered as the “Miracle on Manchester.” Facing the heavily-favored Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-five first round of the 1982 playoffs, the Kings pulled off two huge upsets – one, in winning the series three games to two; and two, winning Game 3 of the series.

Down 5-0 in the third period of that game on April 10, 1982, the Kings steadily chipped away at Edmonton’s lead and tied the game with five seconds left in regulation. At 2:35 of the extra period, Evans, then a rookie, sent a shot over Grant Fuhr’s shoulder to seal an improbable end to an incredible game.

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