There’s a new King-sized hole to get out of in L.A. and I’m not talking about the condition of our embarrassing streets! The hockey Kings lost to Chicago 3-2 in game 4 and their Western Conference finals series is now hugely in favor of the Blackhawks at 3 games to 1. The loss ended the Kings 15 game home winning streak and puts them in a most desperate situation even more so with their lack of offense making this a harder mountain to climb. The Cup Champs had only 2 shots on goal in the 3rd period keeping them at their 2 goal a game average during these playoffs, which likely won’t do the job to get them to that final round.
The following are my sounds of the postgame and this one was far from fun to get the losing side to have to comment on this game and what lies ahead…which immediately is a potential season-ending game 5 in Chicago on Saturday.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter:
Kings captain Dustin Brown:
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty:
A very upset (as you’ll hear) Kings RW Dustin Penner:
Kings center Anze Kopitar:
Kings VP Luc Robitaille (who’s also to be inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday):
Will we or won’t we be back at Staples on Monday night for a game 6? Even the hockey Gods can’t predict that but we do know who’s favored to reach the Stanley Cup Final…and it’s not the Kings, who’s reign as the defending champs is hanging by a piece of dental floss (with not many teeth left to clean!).