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Dominant 2 goal Kane performance lifts Hawks to 5-3 win over the Kings at Staples Center

By Brad Vandenberk

At the halfway point of their current six game road trip, the Hawks are collecting points and slightly staying ahead of the St Louis Blues in the Central Division.  Before entering game four in Los Angeles on Monday evening, the Hawks were 1-0-2.  They were still struggling to close the deal in OT and or the Shootout adding to their league’s worst 14 overtimes with a point lost. LA on the other hand is currently looking for goal scoring being shutout in most of their games.  Bryan Bickell made his return to the line up on the 3rd line along side Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad.  Bickell is slowly creeping his way out of the Q’s dog house and knows he needs to use his physicality on the ice.  Marian Hossa has been taking a few maintenance days missing morning skates.  He remains in the line up but with the Olympic break just 5 days away, fatigue can be a factor.  You wouldn’t think with the Big Hoss, as his game is already getting Selke nods.  The fourth line has been exactly what the Hawks have asked for, playing good minutes, establishing the forecheck and actually tucking a few in at key times.  Read more »

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Hawks punch ticket to Finals in thrilling 2-OT victory over Kings in Game 5

By Brad Vandenberk

With their surprise sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Boston Bruins awaited the winner of game 5 in the Western conference final in Chicago between the Blackhawks and LA Kings.  If the Hawks win this contest, they will head to the Stanley Cup final.  The Kings were trying to take the series back to LA and recreate the same momentum the Hawks had against Detroit.

Duncan Keith was back in the lineup for the home team after serving his one game suspension.   Read more »

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Lindbloom’s View: Something to Harp About

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By Rich Lindbloom

If nothing else last week, I discovered how deep, vast and wide the State of Texas is. We visited Lake Rayburn in the east, and then the Austin and San Antonio area. Needless to say, finding the Hawks games at local watering holes proved to be a challenge. With the exception of the King’s game, we were forced to follow the action on our cell phones. Obviously, we were less than enthused with the late game meltdowns-twice against the Quackers and once against LA.

After the first loss to Anaheim, a quite distasteful 2-4 ending, I thought of a perfect way to describe the outcome. Read more »

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Hawks can’t hold Kings down in the 3rd, lose 5-4

By Brad Vandenberk

The road trip has ended and the Blackhawks find themselves at the UC playing 3 games in 5 days.  Their recent road trip had them obtain 6 out of a possible 8 points.

Their only loss came at the hands of the Ducks on Wednesday, abolishing a 2-1 lead with 6 minutes left in the 3rd period, losing 4-2.

That’s not the only loss that was suffered.  Marian Hossa left the game in Colorado on Monday night and has yet to play a shift since.  Coach Q stated that the injury is not serious and that Hossa is expected to return shortly.  Sorry Hawks fans, Hossa did not dress tonight for the Kings match.  He has also been listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest against the Flames.  Hossa was a big contributor to the Hawks beating the Flames in Calgary scoring the tying goal with 2.4 seconds left in the game.  They then went on to claim victory in the shootout.  Read more »

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TTMI~Radio, Kings’ Beat with MayorsManor.com

On tonight’s show we’re joined by The Mayor, coincidentally enough, owner and author of MayorsManor.com, an outstanding LA Kings’ blog.

John joins us to give us the latest on the Drew Doughty contract hold out, where the two sides stand and how Doughty’s status is, or isn’t, affecting his teammates.

Over this solid hour, we covered the Kings’ depth and versatility on the blue line.  We take a look at the rookie who will likely step in to hold Doughty’s place in the line up in the interim; Jack Johnson’s place heading into his new 7-year contract and Willie Mitchell’s health and value entering what is a contract-year for the former Canuck blue liner.

Up front we preview a new-look top six and the competition for jobs on the Kings’ third and fourth lines.  Also, Mayor gives us his thoughts on Mike Richards in LA, where the real leadership comes from on this Kings team and why the Mayor believes this group of Kings are the real deal.

We covered all-things Kings.  The Mayor does a terrific job covering the team.  From player interviews, behind the scenes insight to breaking news, MayorsManor is a must-visit for LA Kings information and analysis.

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TTMI~Radio e.51 ~ Talking Kings with Mayor of MayorsManor.com

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TTMI~Radio returns this week with a look to the Pacific Division and the upward bound Los Angeles Kings.  We are joined by The Mayor of MayorsManor.com, who gives us the lowdown on all-things LA Kings. 

Terry Murray’s Kings, led by stars Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and many others figure to be a prominent fixture and pain in the side of teams like the Blackhawks, Sharks and Red Wings not only in 2010-11 but for many years to come.

For you Twitter-ers, you can also follow The Mayor @ Twitter.com/Mayor119

In the last half hour of the show, we explain what went wrong with last week’s show (a transcript of my interview with player-agent Scott Norton will be posted on the site in a day or two) and why the live show hasn’t been posted on line to date as well as why Antti Niemi and agent Bill Zito made the right choice in signing with the Sharks.

As for our discussion with the Mayor, we covered many topics, including, but not limited to….

- Review and fallout of Kings’ first-round exit dealt by the Canucks in April

- Interesting battle brewing between the pipes this season between Jonathan Quick and rookie Jonathan Bernier.

- Facts behind the Kings’ pursuit of Ilya Kovalchuk

- Likelihood Jack Johnson could be dealt and the Kings’ pursuit of a true #2 centreman

- Updates on talent-rich prospect field including; defenseman Thomas Hickey, Colton Teubert, Vyacheslav Voinov, Alec Martinez and Nicolas Deslauriers and yet another goaltender, Martin Jones.  As well as when we can expect to see forwards Brayden Schenn (who many believe could become the Kings’ #2 center much sooner than you’d think) and Russian winger Andrei Loktionov.

- As young and talented as the Kings were a year ago, four of their more-recent 1st round picks are in-line for solid NHL careers, but have yet to crack LA’s roster.

- The signing of former ‘Nucks blue liner Willie Mitchell

- Who’s the real leader in LA?  And an interesting behind the scenes story of an event that led to the Kings’ turnaround last season.

- Wayne Simmonds

- Matt Greene, Brad Richardson and more key Kings you may not know but should

- LA Kings fans and the atmosphere inside Staples Center

- Southern Cal vs Northern Cal rivalry

Again, check out Mayor’s work at MayorsManor.com.

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