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Penner on road unbeaten streak: “It’s not that special to us.”

Jun 3, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT

Dustin Penner, Martin Brodeur Getty Images

Let this stat sink in: The Los Angeles Kings are 10-0 on the road in the playoffs.

Now they’re headed back home with a 2-0 series lead and in command of the Stanley Cup finals.

That road unbeaten streak doesn’t have much significance to Dustin Penner, however — when asked what the streak means to him and the rest of the Kings, Penner was blunt.

“It’s not that special to us,” Penner said. “There’s something that’s a lot more special we’re working towards.”

That giant silver trophy that the Los Angeles Kings have never won before in franchise history seems to be a bit of a big deal. Go figure.

  1. manchestermiracle - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    After almost two decades between SCF appearances it’s no wonder the Kings aren’t interested in any kind of stats right now except for one: Hoisting the Cup for the first time ever.

    And now that the Devils have experienced the road-warrior buzzsaw called the L.A. Kings, the only question is whether or not the series makes it back to New Jersey.

    • hrudey - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      Amen. All they’ve done so far is hold serve with road ice advantage. Now they need to focus on stealing game three at home, and then after that work on stealing game four at home. Luckily, it seems like these guys have their heads screwed on straight and Sutter’s always there to make any adjustments if they aren’t.

  2. blomfeld - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    “It’s not that special to us” …

    that friends is called magnanimity …

  3. 1trojanlove - Jun 3, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    All I know is that we won 14 games so far, and we need to win16 to hoist the cup, so if it takes 2 or 3, or even 4 or 5 more games NO kings fans will care one bit…!!!

  4. killerpooh - Jun 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    To say that the 10-0 road run is surreal is the pinnacle of understatement. It gets even stranger .. The Kings, should they win games 3 and 4, will have gone 16-2 in the playoffs, a feat that matches the ’88 Oilers, and that team had Gretzky, Kurri, Coffey, Messier, …

    For even wierder stats, consider that in the 2 games against the Devils (so far), the Devils have had the lead for 0 seconds.

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