Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kings Pre-Game: POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Remember how the Kings used to blow those big leads going into the third? Those days are over. OVER! Remember when the Kings would score a goal only to give one up ten seconds later? Or give up a goal and then give up another one right away, just to make their hole a little deeper? NO MORE! Remember when the Kings would freak out at home like kindergarteners at the school play? Distant, fondly-recalled memories of our youth!

Hitchcock singing the Blues | Hockey | Sports | Edmonton Sun

Being beaten at your own game is no fun. “I think the frustration is we’re getting done to us what we’ve done to teams all year,” said Hitchcock. “We were frustrating the opposition, discouraging them. Now we’re getting it done to us and we didn’t react very well. “We have to learn to fight through…

The Kings have never…

…swept a seven game playoff series.

…won a seven game series in five games (until this year).

…won the first three games of two consecutive series (until now).

…won the first three games of any seven game series before this year. (They have only won the first two games in a series twice, before this year: 1968 and 1976.)

…had a 7-1 record after eight playoff games (until now). They were 5-3 to start 2001, 1993, 1991,and 1976; 4-4 to start 1990, 1989, 1982, 1977 and 1969.