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Los Angeles isn’t satisfied being up 2-0

Jun 3, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

Jonathan Quick AP

The Kings are in familiar territory being up 2-0 in a playoff series seeing how they’ve done that in each round. Having it be the Stanley Cup finals makes it a lot more impressive as the New Jersey Devils aren’t exactly pushovers.

Considering the Kings have been at this point in a series before, however, they know they haven’t won anything yet and made sure to say as much following their 2-1 overtime win in Game 2.

“It feels great, but you don’t win anything with two games,” Jarret Stoll said. “We’ve got two more to go. Those are definitely going to be the toughest, we all know that from experience this year in the playoffs.”

With their two wins in this series coming in overtime, Kings forward Dustin Penner told reporters following the game that winning like that shows a particular quality about the team.

“Resiliency I’d say. Bending, not breaking. That’s what you have to do to pull games out like this. They applied a lot of pressure they had a strong game. We found a way to win.”

L.A. has gotten really good at finding ways to win as they’re now 14-2 in the playoffs and 4-0 in overtime games.

  1. polegojim - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    If I believed in destiny… last nights game would have PROVEN it.

    That was sheer will and determination… and QUICK kept them alive.

    Had to crush the Devils, who played their best hockey so far… and it wasn’t enough

    Both ‘deserved’ to win.

  2. blomfeld - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Believe in “Destiny” friend !

    When I first came here to PHT in January and began to speak of my vision, it was a very “barren” landscape to say the least ! … not only for an LA Kings fan such as me, but for an LA Kings fan who was speaking of winning it all ! I don’t know why I came here or what motivated me to do so ? The fact of the matter is, that I hate computers and all forms of electronic “techno” communication (ie: this is actually the only forum which I subscribe to or participate in on the internet). Nonetheless, the point is that I “did” come here to PHT and I began to speak of the greatness which is the Los Angeles Kings. And despite all the ridicule, scorn and insult which has been hurled my way, I’ve never for a second “wavered” in my belief that something very special will unfold this year for the team which has had my affections since 1973. Well now it appears that “that” special something is about to happen ! So call it whatever you like, whether that’s destiny, faith or luck ? The truth is that nobody really knows the answer and probably never will. So for me, I just believe that whenever you get a “calling” in life, then make sure that you always answer the door with all the “goodness, decency and conviction” that your heart can muster … always ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. mclovinhockey - Jun 3, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Meh, I picked the kings before the year started… If they win I will have been right 3 of the past 4 years…. LA is packed with talent and getting Carter was a huge boost. Now they look like my old Flyers but with a top goalie… Devils never could match those flyers even with a bad goalie in net so no way NJ wins this. Congrats to Gagne who will get to finally lift the cup although he isn’t playing.

  4. florida727 - Jun 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    LA should be proud of what they’ve done, but I’m glad they’re (at least publicly) still taking that “one-game-at-a-time-we-haven’t-won-anything-yet” mentality. They’re a bounce or two away from being DOWN 0-2, instead of ahead 2-0. But give them credit. I have no dog in this fight (Blackhawks fan, sorry), but I sure as heck am enjoying the quality of play. I wish they’d make this a best-of-31 series :) Got to love this time of year…

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