After winning Game 3 at home, taking their 4th straight 3-0 series lead, teetering on the edge of winning the most coveted trophy in sports, the Kings remained collected.
I can only hope that firing Murray is still the answer, and when Sutter (regardless of the preconceptions) takes over he installs whatever is missing. Because I sure as hell can’t figure out what it is, except some intangibles.
These videos are from Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets, a game the Kings won. The team has figured out how to cater to their strengths; unfortunately, these strengths don’t always make for pretty hockey.
Lombardi and the organization feel that even though Kovalchuk didn’t come to L.A., they can count on players within the organization to fill the holes in the lineup to help fill the net. So far the strategy has been to throw it all against the wall to see what sticks.
Let’s remember, we are looking at the ultimate heist (or hoist?): the Stanley Cup. It’s going to take some sacrifice to pull off, but the reward will be something that live in movie, er, hockey lore forever.