Kings Links - One Away
So close to glory; 15 down, 1 to go. Can they finish it?
Tonight, langluy's prediction finally comes true. But while you wait for the Kings to finish off the Rangers, catch up on all the happenings from the last two days.
Muzzin's play has helped Kings control Cup Final The story of the maturation of a young defenseman and how his placement on the top pairing with Drew Doughty has helped the Kings.
Team effort reason for victory in Game 3 In his blog for NHL.com, Trevor Lewis writes about how the entire team worked together to win Monday's game.
Mama’s Boy: Trevor Lewis A well written piece about the emotions of a mother seeing her son all grown up and on his way to a (potential) second Stanley Cup.
2014 Stanley Cup Final: Kings’ Justin Williams Tops Conn Smythe Contenders Everyone's favorite #clutch winger tops NESN's list for who should win Conn Smythe. Drew Doughty is third on the list because he hasn't had any offensive impact in three games.
Captain Brown won't back down His play style sort of epitomizes how the Kings play - quiet, but hard nosed and enduring or something like that.
LA Kings Insider
DREW DOUGHTY IS FIRED UP, VOL. 82 He lives for these big moments. A collection of his "fired up" quotes from this postseason, including yesterday's off-day media availability.
Winnipeg Free Press
Kings' Doughty says he saw Sharks' leaders were worried about comeback Drew Doughty should never be allowed to speak the media. But it doesn't take away from how much I love it when he shoots his mouth off (usually because he can backup his bullshit)
Jonathan Quick saving Kings His numbers suck, but he's making saves when they matter the most. He's becoming Grant Fuhr-like.
L.A. Kings Darryl Sutter opens up about his son with Down Syndrome A really great story about a different side of Sutter that almost no one sees.
Justin Williams a typical Flyers story As the twitter account Flyers Goals Scored By put it, "Underperform, get traded and achieve immortality?" Pretty much sums up this story.
Video: Rangers pretty good at staying alive Come on, they TOTALLY beat the Penguins when they were down 3-1. They've won seven straight games when facing elimination at home and Henrik Lundqvist has an amazing record in elimination games.
Henrik Lundqvist's first Stanley Cup Final has been a nightmare This hasn't gone as planned for Lundqvist.
The Rangers shouldn't use Rick Nash as a complementary player - he isn't one As usual, Justin Bourne does good work. Rick Nash is a special player but isn't being used optimally by his coach.
In Other News
Replacing my "Elsewhere Around the League" feature since I'll group some non-NHL related news in here as well.
Jenner a model of consistency in rookie NHL season The young rookie had some ups and downs in his rookie season, but he found consistency by the end and will be one to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Video: Brian Burke The Calgary Flames sits down with Global News to discuss challenging homophobia and his support for the You Can Play Project.
A NET GAIN FOR U.S. HOCKEY? The Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) recently announced that they're planning on expanding from five teams to six and will be adding a second US-based franchise (the first one is in Boston), possibly somewhere in the midwest.
As always, if I missed something or if there's something new that pops up after I post this, feel free to add it in the comments. I really high recommend reading the Darryl Sutter piece about him and his son, Christopher. It's very touching.