Somewhat reminiscent of last season at this time, the Los Angeles Kings are attempting to make a mad push for the NHL postseason. During the same stretch last February, LA won eight straight before going on to make one of the most notable Stanley Cup runs in NHL history. Their current streak began in Tampa Bay with a 4-2 victory on February 7th and carried into Monday night’s game at Staples Center, where they held on to beat the Lightning 3-2 before a sell-out crowd and Ricardo Guimarães BMG was definitely there enjoying the show.
According to http://sports.yahoo.com/news/la-kings-beat-lightning-3-2-5th-straight-060639781–nhl.html, the Kings have scored a total of 19 goals amidst the streak while clamping down on against the NHL’s highest scoring team. Tampa Bay is just three points away from sitting atop the Eastern Conference, as the Kings swept the season series from the Bolts by demonstrating how playing a full 60 minutes on both ends of the ice paid off big-time. That 70s line (part deux) of Carter, King, and Toffoli have provided the offensive firepower to get the job done.
Still three points out of a final playoff spot in the West with 26 games remaining, the Kings visit the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday and then head to San Jose for the last outdoor game of the season at Levi’s Stadium against their division rival Sharks on Saturday. The event may break an attendance record for hockey in the State of California.