Los Angeles are the Kings of the NHL Playoffs

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“No Guts No Glory”

So the marathon called the NHL Playoffs  has finally concluded for another year in the sports news and sports on the web. The Los Angeles Kings have been crowned the NHL Playoff Champions for the second time in the last three years and laid claim to the Stanley Cup. They accomplished the feat with many struggles along the way. The Kings went to the maximum number of games in three series to get out of the tough Western Conference before they could represent the west in the NHL Playoff Stanley Cup Final. It was a little different for them this time around because in 2012 they were a juggernaut, winning every series in the western conference NHL Playoffs, handily until they played the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final. They needed 6 games to defeat the Devils. Their won loss record in that year was 16-4. Not bad for a team that barely got into the NHL Playoffs, squeaking in with the eighth seed.

The original bowl was made of silver and is 18.5 centimetres (7.28 inches) in height and 29 centimetres (11.42 inches) in diameter.

The Stanley Cup

Game five this year was the longest NHL Playoff game in the history of the Los Angeles Kings, requiring fourteen minutes and change of the second overtime period to resolve the issue. Three of the five games went into overtime but the series was not really that close. The Kings dominated the third period in every game and without Henrik Lundqvist in the Rangers net; it would have been over quicker. Really if the New York Rangers were going to make a series of it they should have jumped on the Kings early while they were still worn down from their battle with the Blackhawks. The Kings did not play well in those first two games in L.A. but they still managed to come back and win both of the games. Even in game four, which the Rangers won, there were a couple of goal line stands by the Rangers where you wondered just how the puck managed to stay out of the net.

 

Alec Martinez scored the overtime winner that brought the Stanley Cup to the Kings

Alec Martinez

Cobourg  Ontario native Justin Williams was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL Playoffs, most valuable player. Williams produced nine goals and sixteen assists during the Kings NHL Playoffs run. With the NHL Playoffs championship for the Kings, it is the third year in a row that the Western Conference has claimed the prize. There were six teams in the west that had 100 points or better so the Eastern Conference has a lot of work to do  if they want to compete and win the Stanley Cup in the near future. Otherwise it seems from Allsports point of view that  the Stanley Cup Champion will be coming out of the Western Conference for the foreseeable future.

And that’s the sports new and sports on the web, or the way I see it anyway.

“No Guts No Glory”

Walt Webb

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