The Kings Are Ready To Be Crowned
The Kings have learned what it takes to get the job done. Two years ago they were distracted and let the NJ Devils creep back into the series before closing it out in game 6. L.A.’s locker room isn’t looking to let that happen again.
Every player in the room is relaxed and confident. They are prepared for the Rangers to unleash the kitchen sink and wear themselves out. For the Kings, that falls right into their trap and style of play.
Justin Williams, a leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP said the word “selfish” isn’t in the Kings’ vocabulary. Jarrett Stoll told reporters, “Our mindsets the same.” Each player displayed a quiet confidence, with just enough excitement knowing that in a few hours they could be raising the Stanley Cup overhead.
Darryl Sutter knows his charges are ready and will not repeat 2012. “Game 4 was at home and their was a lot of distractions,” Sutter continued, “It was a lesson learned for our players.”
Tonight, the Kings put aside distractions and think about winning 1 more hockey game.