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Kings can tie NHL record with Game 2 win

May 15, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

Dwight King, Mike Richards AP

As pointed out by ESPN’s John Buccigross, the Los Angeles Kings are one of six teams in NHL history to win at least eight consecutive road playoff games.

The streak dates back to last postseason, when L.A. won Games 2 and 5 at San Jose before losing the series in six.

This postseason the Kings won three times in Vancouver, twice in St. Louis and, with a Game 1 victory in Phoenix on Sunday, joined the 1982-83 New York Islanders, 1948-50 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens, 1995-97 New Jersey Devils and 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers in NHL lore.

Tonight, the Kings have a chance to separate themselves from (most of) the pack.

The 82-83 Islanders are the only team to have won more than eight straight on the road — they went nine — and with a win at Jobing.com, Los Angeles will be right there.

The Kings are also within striking distance of another record for consecutive road wins in a single playoff season. The NHL record  seven — last achieved by Chicago in 2010 — and L.A. is sitting on six.

  1. blast126 - May 15, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    That is very impressive play offs for a team that only get a 8th place on regular season

    • rayblanco - May 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

      You do realize the most of the western conf was within 2 points until the final game of the season. The Kings were in 3rd, but because of a game 82 loss to SJ and a game 82 win by PHX, the Kings dropped to 8th, which obviously is hardly a true reflection of where we sat in the standings.

      Who cares about these records? There is only ONE goal in mind…. THE CUP!

      GO KINGS GO!

      • rojodiablo - May 15, 2012 at 7:14 PM

        It would be great to make these records our own and I hope they at least win tonight to go up 2-0 but more importantly they need to just keep winning consistently and not let the Coyotes turn the tables on them. Simply put, NO LOSING STREAKS!!!

      • rayblanco - Jul 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

        Nuff Said. :)

  2. selldannysell - May 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Unwelcome guests!

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