The Kings gave up five unanswered goals in game one. Then they gave up seven unanswered goals in game two. I was going to ask when was the last time this happened to the Kings in the playoffs? But then I couldn’t think of it ever happening in the regular season either. But then I couldn’t think of it ever happening to any team, ever. Is this a first?
It’s certainly a new low.
I don’t ask for much. I don’t expect or demand that the Kings go deep in the playoffs. It would be awesome, but the playoffs are not easy. I don’t expect that the Kings are going to win every game. I wouldn’t even be angry, necessarily, if the Kings lost in the first round.
But I do expect the games to be close. I expect the team to show up. I expect, even in a sweep, for the individual games to be contested in some observable way. There’s a difference between being swept in a series in which you lose every game in OT, and being swept in a series where you appear to not even belong in the same building as the other team.
If you’re good enough to make the playoffs, you’re good enough to actually show up and play the games. I’ll bet you some Kings fans shelled out big bucks to go to those two games.