Playoffs

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.

Monarchs v. Admirals, Game 3 tonight

Manchester and Norfolk are tied 1-1 in their best-of-five series. Ian Clark’s On Hockey: A big night in NH and Boston | New Hampshire SPORTS Due to scheduling issues in Norfolk, the top-ranked Admirals played Game 1 and 2 in Virginia. But Game 3 tonight, Game 4 Friday and Game 5 (if needed on Saturday)…

Friday: yes, there is live Kings hockey tonight

The Manchester Monarchs play the Norfolk Admirals in game one of their opening round series, and for ten bucks you can watch it on AHL Live. Game starts at 4:30PM Pacific time. The Ottawa 67s — featuring Kings prospect Tyler Toffoli — play the Niagara Ice Dogs in game one of round three, and for…

A different Kings team: 2010 vs. 2012

Yesterday (seems like a month ago) we looked at how the Canucks have changed since the 2010 series against a markedly different Kings team. Here’s how different: RETURNING (9): Matt Greene Rob Scuderi Drew Doughty Anze Kopitar Justin Williams Brad Richardson Dustin Brown Jarret Stoll Jonathan Quick IN (14): Mike Richards Jeff Carter Dustin Penner…

Game One: Kings 4, Canucks 2

Game one goes to the Kings. That’s an odd feeling. That was one of those games the Kings of old knew how to lose. Who are these guys? By which I mean, a game in which the Kings came out strong, dominated, got stone-walled, got a dumb penalty followed by a quick goal-against. Etc. Another…