Monday, June 4, 2012

Post Season Kings

Momentum is a real key in sports and establishing that important facet of the game is vital to a good post-season run.

If there is one side that is rolling along nicely at the moment then it is most definitely the Los Angeles Kings.

Having won their Conference series against the Phoenix Coyotes in double quick time they got some valuable rest and recuperation time before they met the New Jersey Devils in the first two games of the finals. They went into that clash ranked as the favourites among NHL betting tips and justified that tag by storming into a 2-0 lead in the seven game series.

It certainly hasn’t been easy so far; considering this is the first time the team has been to the Cup since 1993. That is hardly the fault of the current crop of players but they are on the cusp of history with the first ever title in franchise history just four wins away.

The team as a whole have put up some impressive numbers in this run to the Stanley Cup and they have been very quick to finish off sides having only been taken to overtime twice this postseason, and in both games they came out victorious.

One of the main keys to their success has been goalie Jonathan Quick, who only gave up eight goals in the last series against the Phoenix Coyotes and is bound to be one of the post-season NHL picks for team of the year. He shut them once and was a dominant force all series long, even in the team's one and only loss. In fact that game was the only time that the Kings have not scored in all of his playoff outings and whilst their defence has been very solid the offensive men have also done their bit in maintaining the momentum scoring a total of 41 goals through 14 games.

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