Category Archives: 2014 PLAYOFFS

The rising stock of L.A. Kings Tyler Toffoli

Tyler Toffoli exits the Staples Center locker room, gearing up for a playoff game this April. (Getty Images)

Tyler Toffoli, 22 year-old Canadian, was drafted in 2010 by the LA Kings in the second round (47th overall) of the National Hockey League Entry Draft. Four years later, Tyler has officially made his mark on a NHL roster.

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Rangers What If: Dwight King called for interference in Game 2

Dwight King scores a controversial goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on June 7. (CBC.ca)

Dwight King scores a controversial goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on June 7. (CBC.ca)

Let’s set the stage: It’s the third period of Game 2 of this year’s Stanley Cup final. The Rangers are sitting on a 4-2 lead with just over 18 minutes to play. The Kings’ Matt Greene gets a pass at the point from eventual Conn Smythe-winner Justin Williams, and throws a snap shot on net. Dwight King, fighting in front of the net, deflects the puck past Henrik Lundqvist, and it’s suddenly a one-goal game. Read more

FTHN Playoff Report: LA Kings Reclaim Throne; Beat Rangers In Double-OT To Win Stanley Cup

The Los Angeles Kings once again reign supreme as Stanley Cup champions. Photo credit: SI.com.

The Los Angeles Kings once again reign supreme as Stanley Cup champions. Photo credit: SI.com.

It took almost two full overtime periods in Game 5 to finally get the job done, but the Los Angeles Kings are your 2014 Stanley Cup champions after defeating the New York Rangers in just five games.  Read more

Friday the 13th Could Be Heaven or Hell In The Stanley Cup Final

Will Henrik Lundqvist don this mask tonight (Google images)

Will Henrik Lundqvist don this mask tonight (Google images)

Tonight at the Staples Center the Kings could hoist the Stanley Cup in front of a partying home crowd. It will feel like heaven to the players and fans. If that is the case, it will be hell for the Rangers and their fans. There is nothing more painful to come this far and lose.  Read more

STAR WARS: STANLEY CUP STYLE

Robert DeNiro tries to rally the Rangers (ap)

Robert DeNiro tries to rally the Rangers (ap)

From Hollywood to Broadway, there has been a range of celebrities who have come out to cheer on their home hockey team. While the broadcast of the game may briefly pan over such celebrities, as someone in the stands, at least at Madison Square Garden, it is always entertaining to see the clip that comes up on the jumbotron of a certain celebrity and then see how the celebrity reacts and if he or she is wearing team apparel. Read more

FTHN Playoff Report: Quick Gets Shutout In Game 3 As Kings Take 3-0 Series Lead

Kings center Jeff Carter celebrates his buzzer-beating first period goal. Photo credit: Shannon Stapleton/Rueters.

Kings center Jeff Carter celebrates his buzzer-beating first period goal. Photo credit: Shannon Stapleton/Rueters.

Headed into Game 3 and already down 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals, it was a must-win situation for the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. But, instead of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stealing the game for New York, it was Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick who stole the show on Broadway and silenced the home crowd. Read more

Stanley Cup Finals: Are The Los Angeles Kings Overconfident?

Marian Gaborik has 13 goals in the playoffs so far. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Marian Gaborik has 13 goals in the playoffs so far. Photo credit: Getty Images.

The Los Angeles Kings are two wins away from winning their second Stanley Cup in three years without ever having led for a single second in their series versus the New York Rangers.

Furthermore, according to many the series is already over now that the Kings are up 2-0 and actually some even believe it was over before it even started, so this has done nothing but cement their belief. Read more

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