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Boudreau: Kings “look unbeatable right now”

May 18, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

Bruce Boudreau AP

In his blog for the LA Times, Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau confirms what the win-loss column suggests: Los Angeles can’t be beat.

Okay, technically the Kings have lost once this postseason — a 3-1 defeat to Vancouver in the opening round — but other than that, they’ve been unstoppable. Their last loss (other than the Canucks game) occurred on Apr. 7, which was 42 days ago.

Their last regulation loss (again, other than the Canucks game) was on Mar. 26 — 54 days ago.

More, from Boudreau:

It looks to me that Phoenix gave it everything they had in the first two series, but maybe this is as far as they can go. Taking nothing away from them, they have worked as hard as they can, but L.A. is really impressive. The Kings aren’t getting weaker, they are getting stronger.

The Kings were so good in the last five minutes Thursday night, that said it all. They are hungrier than hungry. They never let Phoenix out of their own zone. It was amazing to watch. The Kings are so pumped up. They are getting great effort out of their third line, and they have a lot of guys that aren’t necessarily big names right now, but they will be in five years.

Boudreau makes a good point about the young graduates from AHL Manchester (Jordan Nolan, Dwight King, Trevor Lewis) — a place he’s familiar with. Boudreau coached the Kings’ minor-league affiliate for four seasons, including during the 2004-05 lockout when the team featured a 19-year-old draftee by the name of Dustin Brown.

  1. al1381 - May 18, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Of course if anyone knows if the Kings are “hungrier than hungry” it has to be Bruce Boudreau.

  2. ravenscaps48 - May 18, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    They’re Hungry, Says Mr. Haagen Daaz.

  3. chiadam - May 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    If anyone knows what an unbeatable playoff team looks like, it’s Bruce Boudreau. And I always assumed Bruce thought the NHL playoffs ended in April. Silly me, right?

  4. capsfan19 - May 18, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Ha ha ha oh gabby you aint bird calls no more!
    Whats he doing talking about LA anyway publicly? Seems kinda silly.

    • blomfeld - May 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      Boudreau has become a clown !

      Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
      Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
      All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
      Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

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