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Los Angeles Dominating Road Ice
Those wasting their time watching the predictable beginning rounds of the NBA playoffs or final episodes of Desperate Housewives have been missing something very special happening in the NHL this postseason. What has been happening is the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings shocking stretch of road victories. So far the tally is at 7 straight, and after taking the first 2 in the Conference Finals against the Phoenix Coyotes, it appears that the Kings will be taking that road-winning streak to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Kings were not picked by anyone to reach the Stanley Cup Finals, not even by die-hard fans and sports writers based in Los Angeles. But the Kings players themselves realized that once the playoffs began that every team had the same record, regardless of playoff seeding. They took a hot goalie, excellent power play defense and youthful team into the 2012 playoffs with the belief that they had the talent to win it all. They not only believed in each other, but they showed it on the ice by knocking off the overall top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in 5 games, then sweeping the 2nd seeded St. Louis Blues.
These Los Angeles Kings are the real deal, and every team thinking they were a doormat 8 seed got punched square in the jaw.
"The Los Angeles Kings are making history right before our eyes by being the first time to knock off a 1, 2 and now possibly a 3 seed", explained a sports writer for GPS Tracker Shop. "They are on pace to break the consecutive road winning streak, and have made hockey important in Southern California for the first time since Wayne Gretzky took the team to the finals. This team year's Kings team is doing very special things, and are only six wins away from winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history."
People not paying attention to the Los Angeles Kings need to wake up and watch this team continue their final push toward hockey immortality. They are doing great things. Historic things. And the opportunity may not come again to witness Los Angeles win the cup!