The Los Angeles Kings Look Unstoppable

5/20/12 in NHL   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 17, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene (2), left wing Dwight King (74) and goalie Jonathan Quick (32) react after game three in the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 2-1 to take a 3-0 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Kings seem to be steamrolling right by all of their opponents. They knocked out the top seeded Vancouver Canucks in 5 games, and swept right byt the second seeded St. Louis Blues. In the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Kings have won all three games, two of which were in Phoenix. So, now all the King need is one more home win to make it to the Stanley Cup for the first time in nearly two decades, since 1993.

The interesting thing about the Kings' run, is that they have seemed virtually unstoppable. In any playoff series, it's nearly a given that a team will have an "off" night where they aren't playing well, or the team just isn't clicking. This certainly is not the case with the Kings. Sure there are bad passes here and there, but overall the team seems to be completely in sync for every game. They've won six games on the road in the playoffs. This is really remarkable when you also consider that they changed head coaches mid season. 

The Kings really seem unstopable. Can either of the Eastern Cnference teams do it in the Final?

Both the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils have had hard-fought series that went several games longer than the Kings. The Rangers went seven games against the Senators and the Capitals. The Devils went seven in their first series against the Panthers and five against the Flyers. So not only are the Kings rolling with a ton of momentum, they are also more rested than either Eastern Conference team. That's looking like it will be a five game series, at least, and there's a good chance the Kings will sweep the Coyotes. So, once again, the Kings will get a break that their opponent won't.

It's the playoffs and anything can happen, but the Kings look to be on a warpath that no one will get in the way of.
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