Important game tonight against the Islanders, as the Kings are slowly creeping back into playoff contention after an awful losing streak in early January. Kings are playing their best hockey of the year and could do a lot for their playoff chances by beating the lowly Islanders. Game Preview and previous game reviews (which I've missed because of a lack of computer) to follow! Happy Kings gameday.
Believe it or not, ESPN mentioned the Kings on their website. I don't remember the last time I've seen a mention of the Kings in an article on the website. In speaking of bubble teams for the playoffs, Scott Burnside writes...
For our money, seeing the youthful Los Angeles Kings sneak in would probably be the biggest boon for the league. Having Los Angeles back in the playoff picture after a five-season absence would do wonders for the West Coast market (especially if Anaheim continues to flounder its way out of the playoffs). And it just might happen given the inability of any of the teams in the bottom half of the bracket to separate themselves from the pack.
The Kings have won three straight and six of seven, including wins over playoff-bound New Jersey, Washington and Chicago, and begin the week just three points out of eighth place.
I guess I can't disagree with that.