Los Angeles Kings has already slayed one giant, in terms of the playoff seedings, in the Western Conference by upsetting President’s Trophy winner Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Quarterfinals. In the Conference Semifinals, it seems that upset is once again in the offing. The Kings is currently leading their best-of-seven series against second-seeded St. Louis Blues 3-0. With the potential series clinching game in front of the loyal Los Angeles Kings tickets owners, a sweep is definitely in the minds of this team.
Los Angeles was able to reach this deep in the playoffs despite being the lowest seed in the West by stealing home court. The Kings is currently 5-0 on the road, with three of those wins against the Canucks on the first round. The so-called Road Warriors of the 2012 Stanley Cup is following the same pattern as what the 2003-2004 Tampa Bay Lightning did on their road to the title. Tampa Bay also started 5-0 on the road en route to the Stanley Cup title.
During the regular season, Los Angeles isn’t really what people can call as Road Warriors especially with their record of 18-13-10. Among the playoff teams from East and West, they are the only one who has a double digit overtime losses.
With the way Los Angeles has shown so far in the playoffs, it seems that they have a legitimate chance of making it all the way to June and even put the icing on the cake. Road-ice has been very friendly to them and since they won’t have any kind of home court advantage, they might as well steal them again when they make it to the title round. If they finish off St. Louis on May 6, they would be facing the winner of the other Western series between the Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators. The Kings would open the Conference Finals series on the road again but it doesn’t worry them that much.
Another reason why Los Angeles is primed for June is that no one on the team is acting like passengers. Each player on the team makes their own contributions to come up with a victory. Everyone finishes checks, blocks shots, and does whatever it takes just to get into the hard areas of the ice.
This team certainly doesn’t look like an eighth seed. It is more of a label but that doesn’t define this team per se. With their play in the playoffs, it seems that they could have won the Pacific Division crown. Veteran forward Jarrett Stoll believes, though, that they always know who they are and what they are capable of doing once the playoffs roll.
“We’ve always known what kind of players we had and what kind of team we could have. We just kept pushing, staying positive, never got too down,” Stoll said.
Things seem like favoring Los Angeles as St. Louis star Jaroslav Halak would now be out for the entire series. Halak suffered an ankle injury during the Blues’ first round series versus San Jose Sharks.
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