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Tippett strikes sour note after Game 3 loss – The Globe and Mail

This was rich coming from the coach of the team that carried on like ruffians in losing Game 2 of the best-of-seven series. Kings forward Dustin Brown was fortunate he wasn’t crippled when he was driven into the boards from behind by Coyotes centre Martin Hanzal, who was suspended for Game 3. Coyotes captain Shane Doan was tossed from the same game when he hit Trevor Lewis from behind.

Exciting, new NHL 13 features, says EA Sports

NHL 13 will offer a redesigned gameplay that will capture accurate speed, creativity and strategy behind the NHL hockey with a new system called “True Performance Skating” with over 1000 new animations and a renewed artificial intelligence called “EA SPORTS Hockey IQ “. With the Hockey IQ, EA states that you can even create your own strategies in attack and defense based on the strengths you want to use.

Philly West: welcoming fans from LA East

Flyers Supporters Proudly Backing the Kings: Fan’s Take – Yahoo! Sports While the Philadelphia Flyers are no longer alive this playoff season, some of their alumni still are. No matter what some supposed supporters claim, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to root for the Los Angeles Kings. [...] No one is suggesting…

Mirtle lists the 81 players still playing, in line combinations

Eastern Conference (1) New York Rangers Hagelin – Richards – Gaborik Anisimov – Boyle – Callahan Fedotenko – Stepan – Prust Kreider – Mitchell – Rupp McDonagh – Girardi Staal – Del Zotto/Stralman Bickel Lundqvist (Biron) (6) New Jersey Devils Kovalchuk – Zajac – Ponikarovsky Parise – Elias – Clarkson Sykora – Henrique – Zubrus…

Lisa Dillman (LA Times) article on Dean Lombardi

Lombardi is used to getting teased about his lengthy meetings with players in his office.

“I enjoy that part of the job,” he said. “Maybe it’s like my wife said, because we don’t have kids, you think you’ve got 20 at the rink. Other than winning, the second-best part of the job is watching these guys be the best they can, watching them grow up.

“Watching them make mistakes on and off the ice. But then watching them hug each other when they have success is the best part of this job.”

Hitchcock singing the Blues | Hockey | Sports | Edmonton Sun

Being beaten at your own game is no fun. “I think the frustration is we’re getting done to us what we’ve done to teams all year,” said Hitchcock. “We were frustrating the opposition, discouraging them. Now we’re getting it done to us and we didn’t react very well. “We have to learn to fight through…

Johnson:”I’ve Turned The Page” | BlueJackets Xtra

“It’s funny,” Johnson said. “I’ve been asked that by a few people. I don’t feel any emotional connection to the Kings at all. To me, it’s just another hockey game. I’ve completely turned the page like that. If I’m out and I happen to see it on TV, it’s really not a big deal. “To…

67’s amped up for Game 7 against Colts

It might be easy to think Tyler Toffoli has done everything there is to do individually in four seasons in an Ottawa 67’s uniform, but there is a small piece of unfinished business. The two-time Ontario Hockey League goal-scoring champion, who leads in playoffs goals this year with 10 through 12 games, would like to…