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Kase provides energy boost to Ducks

Forward stayed sharp in AHL during five-day break, stepped up with three points in win against Kings

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Forward Ondrej Kase wasn't kicking back on a beach in some exotic locale last week.

While his Anaheim Ducks teammates were enjoying their five-day break, Kase was hard at work in San Diego. The Ducks sent him to their American Hockey League affiliate Tuesday and he played against Chicago on Wednesday.

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Kings to honor longtime announcer Miller

Statue, banner will be unveiled before game against Ducks

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Marcel Dionne's brief email was practically crackling with enthusiasm.

"I am on my way to California!!!!"

The Hockey Hall of Famer is thrilled he'll be on hand for Bob Miller Appreciation Day on Saturday, when the Los Angeles Kings will honor broadcasting legend Bob Miller, who retired last season after 44 years as their play-by-play announcer.

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Doughty says he's better than ever for Kings

All-star defenseman adding dimensions to game

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

CALGARY -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has an endearing way of saying precisely what is on his mind.

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Iafallo siblings penning success stories with Kings, Ohio State

Parental support, box of oranges helped pave way to hockey's highest levels for Kings forward Alex, Ohio State co-captain Julianna

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Los Angeles Kings forward Alex Iafallo's path to the NHL and his younger sister Julianna's road to Ohio State University's hockey team is a story of parental support, persistence and a box of Clementine oranges gone bad.

Let's start with the oranges.

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Five Questions with Ryan Kesler

Ducks center discusses recovery from offseason surgery, hockey-playing son, chemistry with linemates Cogliano, Silfverberg

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" will run every Tuesday through the 2017-18 regular season. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler.

CALGARY -- Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has known center Ryan Kesler since he played for him with Manitoba of the American Hockey League in 2004-05.

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Flames coach makes point with tough lesson

Gulutzan sends strong message during practice tirade, players respond by defeating Ducks

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

CALGARY -- In case you were wondering, Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan has not placed an order for additional sticks.

There was laughter in the interview room when Gulutzan was asked that question Saturday, a day after his colorful blasting of his players at practice and his emphatic stick toss into an empty section of the stands went viral on social media.

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Tkachuk wears Sweden's colors to pay off bet with Flames teammate

Flames forward dons blue-and-yellow garb after U.S. loss at World Junior Championship

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

CALGARY -- The blue and yellow of Sweden were looking quite good on Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.

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Hamonic ready for next life-changing event

Defenseman getting used to new teammates, community after trade to Flames as he awaits birth of first child

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

CALGARY -- Travis Hamonic was about to start a new chapter in his professional hockey career when he found out there was a major change coming in his personal life as well.

Hamonic was hard at work in the crawl space of his cabin at Lake of the Woods, Ontario, a few weeks before beginning his first training camp with the Calgary Flames in September when his wife, Stephanie, interrupted him with some important family news.

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Five Questions with Brent Burns

Sharks defenseman shares thoughts on shirtless Thornton bobblehead, playing without Marleau

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" will run every Tuesday throughout the 2017-18 regular season. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns:

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Gaborik ready for grand celebration in 1,000th NHL game

Kings forward has been model of perseverance through 17 seasons in League

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Marian Gaborik had already put his body through 989 NHL games over 16 seasons, and new Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens needed to know if the 35-year-old forward recovering from knee surgery in April wanted to add any more.

"I remember one of the first guys I met with was [Gaborik] when I got hired, and we were in Manhattan Beach and he was on crutches," Stevens said of their meeting at a restaurant a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean.

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