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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

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Wild Sends Zucker To AHL

The Minnesota Wild trimmed their roster over the weekend, sending promising young forward Jason Zucker and two other players to Iowa of the AHL. Forwards Brett Bulmer and Jake Dowell also were assigned to Iowa. But Zucker was the only mild surprise in the group. The speedster Zucker had four goals and one assist in 20 games for the Wild last season. But he was unlikely to play on opening night against the Los Angeles Kings, so the Wild sent him down to get some work in with the Iowa Wild, the team’s new AHL affiliate.

09/30/2013

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Kings’ Brown Makes Case To Keep Squad Together

After two straight playoff runs extending well into June, Dustin Brown believes the Los Angeles Kings only get the full benefit of all that experience if they stay together.

06/11/2013

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Kings Look Ahead After Championship Run Falls Short

Los Angeles is the 14th consecutive NHL champion to fail to repeat, but the first in four years to make it back to the conference finals the next year.

06/10/2013

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Line Change Sparks Kane, Blackhawks In L.A.

Head coach Joel Quenneville made one thing clear: The Blackhawks had to get the puck to Patrick Kane.

06/07/2013

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Kings Go Down 3-2 To Blackhawks In Game 4, Chicago Up 3-1 In Series

Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

06/07/2013

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Chicago’s Keith Suspended For Gm 4 Of West Finals For High-Stick

If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings’ perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they’ll have to do it without their top defenseman.

06/06/2013

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Kings Take Game 3 With 3-1 Win Over Blackhawks

Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1.

06/05/2013

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Blackhawks Fail To Fight Back As Kings Get One Back

The Blackhawks’ series lead has been trimmed to 2-1 with another game at the Staples Center — where the Kings have now won 15 straight — Thursday night.

06/05/2013

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Kings Hope To Stay Perfect At Staples Center In Game 3

After back-to-back losses in Chicago, the Kings are hoping they can stay perfect at Staples Center in a crucial Game 3 on Tuesday night.

06/04/2013

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Kings’ Quick Chased Out In 4-2 Loss, LA Falls Behind 2-0 In Conference Finals

Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

06/03/2013

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Kings Need To Score More To Beat Blackhawks

After a rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back focused on what’s missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title.

05/31/2013

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Kings Will Host Sharks For Game 7 Showdown After 2-1 Loss

Joe Thornton got San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game.

05/28/2013

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Bernier, Kings Beat Wild 3-0

Robyn Regehr was intent in making a good first impression with the Los Angeles Kings. Instead, his new teammates made an even bigger impact on the veteran defenseman.

04/05/2013

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Koivu Scores In Shootout As Wild Beat Kings 4-3

Mikko Koivu scored in a shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

03/30/2013

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