C’mon, did you really think Kyle Chipchura was going to the Stanley Cup final.
The 4-0 L.A. win probably was the last hockey game played in Phoenix this season.
Or maybe forever.
The Kings are 10-1 in the playoffs and have won seven road games in a row.
They have not trailed since the opening game of the St. Louis series, when David Backes’ goal put the Kings down 1-0 … for 7:42.
The Kings have scored 34 playoff goals and allowed 16.
Jeff Carter came to life with a hat trick in Game 2.
Phoenix captain Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal got game misconducts and could face further discipline.
It was a great run for the NHL’s poor relations this spring, but the Western Conference final smells an awful lot like Over.
Now that their power play has come to life, the eighth-place Kings are excelling in every aspect of the game.
Since the latter part of the regular season, they are 19-3-3.
They are 35-14-11 under Darryl Sutter.
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