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The Los Angeles Kings' 15-3 postseason record can't be deceiving, can it?
For a team that has won all 10 of its road games and faltered at its chance to become the first team since the 1988 Edmonton Oilers to post a 16-2 playoff record en route to winning the Stanley Cup, the margin between winning and losing isn't as stark as their record indicates.
Remember the 2001 Lakers? They went 15-1 through the playoffs, averaging a 14 point cushion per victory. Nine of their 15 wins were by at least 12 points.
Even prior to Wednesday's game, the 2012 Kings were not the 2001 Lakers.
Other than more comfortable Game 2s in St. Louis and Phoenix, and Game 3 against New Jersey, that razor thin victory line had often been established in the third period or overtime, as Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final taught us.
"I think it was a see saw battle and a matter of a coin flip," Dustin Penner said after Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
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KTLA-TV news reporter Allie Mac Kay spanked the NJ Devils mascot during a live morning news broadcast in Los Angeles.
Mac Kay is a LA Kings fan and she really showed who’s the boss by spanking the mascot’s butt hard.
“Allie pulled out her bedroom moves,” joked co-anchor Chris Schauble.
The Los Angeles Kings contributed half of the $100,000 reward being offered Wednesday for information leading to the capture of the person who shot dead a one-year-old boy amid apparent gang warfare in the city.
Kings governor Tim Leiweke, who confirmed the $50,000 contribution, said even the hysteria of potentially landing the Stanley Cup for the first time Wednesday night would...
So this is why the Los Angeles Kings have only made one Stanley Cup Final appearance in their history before this year, it turns the local media absolutely bonkers. We've seen screengrab snafus, public address screwups with Wayne Gretzky, and even infographics made by the team to deal with their crazy local media. Thankfully, the Los Angeles media continues to one up itself...
Comedian Adam Carolla visited his old pal on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show last night dressed in full Los Angeles Kings gear— including pads, helmet and on rollerblades— to show support for his "favorite" team. Taking a jab at Los Angelelans— or whatever they're called— coming out of the woodwork during the Kings playoff run and hockey fever takes...
After 45 years of waiting, the Los Angeles Kings' quest for their first Stanley Cup title was last at least a few more days.
The Kings had a chance to sweep New Jersey out of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, but they were done in by three third-period goals in a 3-1 loss to the Devils in Game 4.
While the Kings are an amazing 15-3 in this remarkable postseason run...
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By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
My good friend Michael Stuart is the founder of the hockey website www.betweenthebenches.com and is a revered Los Angeles Kings fan that provides some of the best coverage on not just the Kings but on the ongoing events of the hockey world in general. Writing for different hockey websites, Mike and I have decided to team up for the Stanley Cup Finals...
Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one -- the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs -- did it in the Stanley Cup finals.
So the New Jersey Devils will either make history, or soon be history.
With a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the finals on Monday night, the Devils were pushed to the brink of elimination after a 102-point...