The Kings opened a 3-0 lead in all four rounds of the playoffs last year. And they’ve managed to be tied at 2 after four games in each of their first two series in 2013. Now, they sit one game back, game four tonight. And tomorrow morning, the Kings will either be locked up at 2 once again.
Or they’ll be down 3-1.
In which case, I’ll be writing the “one game at a time” post. And I will be optimistic, because, well, because I prefer to be. But it would be oh-so-much better to win tonight and erase the Blackhawks’ dominance of the first two games. Game five with a clean slate. Please, do that.
I’m also hoping this turns out to be the coming out party for Tyler Toffoli, who has been handed his golden chance and so far is running with it. This post-season has been huge for Toffoli in any case, but tonight would be a good time for it to become legendary.
I should also point out that the Kings have only allowed one goal since I started watching with the sound off (after the fourth goal in game two).