If there was ever a simple formula towards winning a playoff series, Darryl Sutter could write a book about it. "Sutter's Law" would be the shortest book ever written.
"Goaltenders, special teams, top players, unsung heroes and discipline," he revealed in a memorable, pithy quote last week. "Write it down and don't forget it."
The Kings are doing just fine in the unsung heroes department. Matt Greene joined Dustin Penner, Trevor Lewis, Brad Richardson and the handful of other players not named Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar or Mike Richards in etching out a clutch performance in what is closer to resembling a playoff "run" for a team that won only its second playoff series in 19 years last week.
Greene's shorthanded game-winning goal in which he traveled the length of the ice to chip in a Brown rebound over Brian Elliott's shoulder was the second shorthanded goal by a defenseman in Kings playoff history and the first since Rob Blake in 1993.
"I think it was a speed play up the ice...