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in camera talk Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:49 am
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LOS ANGELES -- If you want to bury the Los Angeles Kings, you better dig a deep hole and bring a lot of nails. Because theyre coming back at you. Captain Dustin Brown accounted for the latest Houdini-like escape, scoring at 10:26 of double overtime Saturday night as the Kings rallied to defeat New York 5-4 and leave the Rangers in a 2-0 hole in the Stanley Cup final. The Los Angeles captain ended the second-longest night in Kings history (the longest was 31:40 of overtime against Chicago on June 8, 2013) by tipping in a Willie Mitchell shot from the point. The Kings become the first team in Stanley Cup playoffs history to overcome a two-goal deficit to win three consecutive games. They also did it in Game 7 of the Western Conference final in Chicago (a 5-4 OT win) and Game 1 of the Cup final (3-2 OT). They have gone 7-0 in elimination games during these playoffs. Amazingly the favoured Kings have yet to lead in the Cup final, pulling ahead only in OT both games. "The way we play, everyones talking about how we come back. I think its more how we turn the tide of the game over the course of the game," said Brown. "Were not worried about scoring the game-winning goal. Were just worried about playing our game and grinding away. "It starts with one (goal) and thats what our mentality is. Whether were down two, up two, the situation doesnt change for us ... the mentality of our team is very black and white." Added Anze Kopitar: "Its not encouraging to get down, but it seems like when we do get down that desperation kicks in. I think we showed that again tonight." "Sometimes we do play our best hockey when we are desperate," he added. The series switches to Madison Square Garden with games Monday and Wednesday and the odds are heavily on the side of never-say-die Los Angeles, which trailed by two goals on three different occasions Saturday. New York coach Alain Vigneault tried to look for positives. "I think weve played close to nine periods now. For the most part Ive liked a lot of things about our game," he said. "Our guys are trying real hard. Were going to continue to try. I mean, both games we had opportunities. We didnt get it done. "Were going home in front of our great fans. Were going to be ready for the next game." If anyone is desperate, its the Rangers now. They have a huge boulder to roll up the Cup final hill. Home teams sweeping Games 1 and 2 of the final have won 32-of-35 series (.914 per cent) since the championship series went to a best-of-seven format in 1939. The only positive for New York is the Penguins (2009) and Bruins (2011) both came back from losing the first two games of the final away from home to take the Cup. "We all battled. I battled," said Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. "When you play five periods, obviously the difference is not very big." Brown helps set the Kings battling tone, according to teammate Jarret Stoll. It was the captains fifth career post-season game-winner. "Hard, physical, leads by his play," Stoll said of Brown. "Big part of our team, huge part of our team. No other guy should have the C on his jersey, thats for sure. Big goals, big plays, big games. He does it all." It marks the first time ever that Games 1 and 2 of the Cup final have gone to overtime three straight years (L.A-New Jersey in 2012 and Chicago-Boston in 2013). Prior to that, it had been 61 years since the opening two games of the final went to extra time. It was also the fourth OT game for the Kings in their last five outings and the fourth for the Rangers in their past six. The overall OT record for the two in these playoffs is 4-3 for Los Angeles and 2-3 for New York. Its been a marathon playoff journey for both teams. Saturdays game was the 23rd of the post-season and 105th of the campaign for the Kings. It was No. 22 and 104, respectively, for the Rangers. Stoll, Mitchell, Dwight King and Marian Gaborik scored for Los Angeles before a sellout crowd of 18,532 at Staples Center. Justin Williams had three assists. The Kings have scored three-plus goals in eight consecutive games. Ryan McDonagh, Mats Zuccarello, Martin St. Louis and Derick Brassard replied for the Rangers, who jumped into a 2-0 lead for the second game in a row. Los Angeles outshot New York 32-29 in regulation time, including 12-7 in the third. The shots were 8-6 for the Rangers in the first overtime and 6-1 for the Kings in the second. "Usually its not a very pretty (OT) goal and thats what happened tonight," said Kopitar. "I know its a cliche but every shots a good shot in OT and if turned out to be that way." Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick of the Kings once again lived up to their reputations, with some stellar stops on the night. New York led the hit count 51-50 with Chris Kreider accounting for nine alone. The Rangers turned the screws early in overtime, pressuring the Kings who were forced to call their time out five minutes in after an icing. Lundqvist had to deal with a nasty tip before Kreider hit Quick and the post. With Kings forward Jeff Carter off for goalie interference, penalty killer King shot wide on a glorious chance. Kreider then shot wide on a breakaway. Lundqvist stopped Gaborik early in the second OT. Quick then had to make two rapid-fire saves, one off Rick Nash. After losing the opener, Vigneault challenged his players to bring their A game and they responded. Unlike Wednesday, the Rangers raised their game when Los Angeles pushed back. But the Kings refused to lie down, clawing their way back from a 4-2 deficit with two goals in the third period. With New York leading 2-0 after the first, there were four goals in an eventful second period that saw both teams trade goals while scoring two apiece. Three of the goals came in a 3:36 stretch -- including two in 11 seconds. Trailing 4-2 after two periods, the Kings narrowed the gap at 1:58 of the third with King tipping in a Matt Greene shot from the blue-line. The puck banged off King as he jousted with McDonagh in front of a helpless Lundqvist. Asked if Kings goal was the result of goalie interference, Vigneault said: "Ask the NHL." Lundqvist just asked for consistency in calls. Los Angeles pulled even at 7:36 with Gaborik beating Lundqvist for his 13th of the playoffs after McDonagh fell on a clearing attempt. The first period has belonged to New York in the post-season. The third has been the Kings domain. The Rangers have outscored their opposition 25-11 in the first period these playoffs. The Kings have outscored opponents 29-16 in the third. McDonagh opened the scoring at 10:48 with a shot from the point after a Williams giveaway behind the goal. Dominic Moore retrieved the puck and McDonaghs shot went through traffic, deflecting off Stoll for his fourth goal of the playoffs. Zuccarello extended the lead at 18:46 with his fifth goal, racing into the Los Angeles zone after a Matt Greene turnover at the New York blue-line. The Kings -- chasing the speedy Rangers -- couldnt clear the puck and Zuccarello beat Kopitar to the puck at the corner of the goal, stuffing it in after McDonaghs shot hit him. New York outshot the Kings 10-9 in a physical first period that saw L.A. outhit the Rangers 18-16. McDonagh went to the dressing room with a goal, an assist and three hits. Brown, the victim of a McDonagh cross-check in the period, was also getting his hands dirty with four hits. Stoll pulled one back at 1:46 of the second period after a Brad Richards turnover in his own end. Williams ended up with the puck, sending a backhand pass to Stoll with Quick sliding out of the goal after stopping a weak shot from the point. Stoll fired the shot past defenceman Kevin Klein for his third of the playoffs. As in Game 1, Los Angeles came on in the second, winning battles and banging bodies. St. Louis blunted the Kings comeback with a power-play goal at 11:24 with Los Angeles penalized for too many men on the ice. The Los Angeles defence was slow to react to an attack and Derek Stepan slid the puck over to St. Louis for a one-timer from his favourite spot at the faceoff circle. It was his seventh of the playoffs and the 40th of his post-season career (he is the 12th active player to reach the milestone). Mitchell trimmed the lead to 3-2 with a power-play goal at 14:39 on a shot from the blue-line as King screened Lundqvist. But the Rangers responded 11 seconds later, upping their lead to 4-2. Off the ensuing faceoff, the puck ended up behind the L.A. net from a shoot-in. Quick went to leave it for Mitchell, who flubbed the clearance. Zuccarello got the puck out to Brassard, who snapped home a wrist shot with Quick all turned around. It was his sixth of the playoffs. The sequence marked the fastest two goals in the Cup final in 67 years. The record is two goals in 10 seconds, set in 1936 and 1947. John Moore returned from his two-game suspension to join Klein on the Rangers third defensive pairing. But the Kings opted not to use veteran defenceman Robyn Regehr, who has been out injured since Game 1 of the Anaheim series. Air Max 97 China Wholesale . Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing skid. Nike Air Max 97 Plus Sale . -- Its been 21 years since Joe Gibbs Racing celebrated its only Daytona 500 victory. http://www.outletairmax97.com/air-max-97-plus-cheap.html. -- C.J. 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Seeking their third straight Davis Cup title, the Czechs will rely again on veteran Radek Stepanek.COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - Mikaela Shiffrin has hardly had time to catch her breath since the world last saw the vivacious teen bounding to the slalom title in breathtaking fashion — remember, she nearly fell — at the Sochi Olympics.Shes walked the red carpet at award ceremonies, taken online classes (she wants to be an environmental engineer when she grows up), been a fixture in the weight room (for more muscle definition) and sharpened her technique so she can accelerate her game plan.More speed is next on the agenda for the 19-year-old technical specialist. Shiffrin will sprinkle in a few super-G races to her schedule this season.All part of the gradual development of the young talent whos rapidly becoming the face of skiing — if shes not there already.It (notoriety) is starting to pick up a bit, said Shiffrin, who will race in a World Cup giant slalom and slalom this weekend in Aspen. At every training session, more people know who I am, maybe want a picture or an autograph. Otherwise, though, its been pretty calm and enjoyable.Shiffrin got off to a roaring start this season, winning the opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, in October. Her first career win in that discipline this soon in the year was a little unexpected, considering she just started breaking in a new pair of GS skis a few months ago.It has her thinking even grander thoughts, with possibly taking the starting line for a super-G race in, say, Val dIsere, France, next month.Thats a big leap for the skier whos taken incremental steps in her growth. She feels ready, though, for super-G races that can reach speed around 70 mph.My coach and I decided that if my giant slalom is going in right direction — and hopefully based off how did at Soelden it is — wed try to race some super-Gs this year, Shiffrin explained. Im feeling much more comfortable on my skis now.Hasnt she always?After all, shes been billed as the next big thing on the slopes for years, and lived up to that lofty reputation at every turn. With her win in Soelden, she became just the eighth female skier to win 10 or more World Cup races as a teenager. Austrian standout Annemarie Moser-Proell holds the record with 27 wins before turning 20.ddddddddddddShiffrin doesnt turn 20 until March, so she has time to add to her total.I never really predicted how much success I was going to have. I never even tried to, Shiffrin said. I dont think its something you can predict. I tried to work as hard as I could, to get my skiing where I thought it needed to be to race World Cup. Once I got to the level of World Cup, I wanted to win a World Cup. Once I won a World Cup, I wanted to win more.Theres always a higher level to shoot for.Shiffrin has a little confession to make: She doesnt enjoy watching replays of her winning Olympic slalom run from last February.Makes her too nervous, especially the part where about halfway through the second leg she briefly lost her balance. Her left ski rose too far off the snow and her chance at a gold medal in the event shes dominated for two years seemed about to slip away.But she recovered. And later, wore the gold medal around her neck.When she does interviews and its shown to her, she tries to stay calm, but all she wants to do is shield her eyes from watching that near tumble.Even now, my heart is beating out of my chest. My toes are in my throat, she said. Its a really nervous feeling. Every time, its like, Why did I do that?Shiffrin has that gold medal locked up and doesnt want to disclose the location because, theyd maybe go and steal it.But doesnt she want to show it off?Mine is not on display, said Shiffrin, whos looking forward to the world championships being held near her hometown of Eagle-Vail in February so she can sleep in her own bed. That would be pretentious.And no one would ever accuse her of being pretentious.This summer has flown by for Shiffrin.Sure, shes done some fun things — such as attending the ESPY Awards — but she spent most of her time honing her technique or in the gym working out. She wants to be stronger for the super-G races, since its a longer and more grueling discipline. Shes also cut fatty meats from her diet.Were trying to find the limit of what we can bring into ski racing, Shiffrin said. ' ' '

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