A team that so often wore their opponents down with smothering defensive play continued the franchise's tradition for dramatic endings.
With the amount of poise they've showed during their five consecutive playoff road wins, their current advancement is practically being sold by The Most Interesting Man In The World, pardon any advertisements.
"We don't always advance. But when we do, we do it dramatically."
A 2-1 win in overtime at Rogers Arena in Game 5 served as the bookend of an eleven-year absence from the second round, a level last reached by the Kings when Adam Deadmarsh slid Josef Stumpel's rebound past Chris Osgood 4:48 into overtime in Game 6 of a quarterfinals series the Kings won four games to two over the Red Wings in 2001.
Sunday in Vancouver, Los Angeles became the first team to eliminate the President's Trophy winners in five games since conference realignment in 1994 and sixth time since the trophy was first awarded in 1986.
This series would also strengthen th...