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Kings squad has been overwhelmingly successful in Game 7s

Jun 1, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

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If there’s one thing the Los Angeles Kings are unfamiliar with, it’s losing in a Game 7. We already mentioned that Kings forwards Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards, and Justin Williams are all a perfect 6-0 when it comes to Game 7s, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Going into tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Kings are a combined 70-7 in Game 7s, per LA Kings Insider.

That history makes it easy for this team to feel confident going into this contest. Of course, they’re also respectful of the fact that the Blackhawks aren’t your typical opponent.

“(Chicago) has proven that they’re a winning team and winners in the past and it makes it that much tougher for us,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said after calling the Blackhawks a better team that their previous 2014 postseason adversaries. “We have to have our best effort. That’s it.”

Doughty is personally 3-0 in Game 7s with a goal and two assists. One more win and the 24-year-old will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in just three years.

  1. r8rbhawk - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Both teams have some great stats to show how clutch they are when it counts the most. It is too bad either the kings perfect record in elimination games or the hawks undefeated streak in games 5,6, and 7 gets broken tonight. I’m sure we all agree, truly the better team wins tonight, whichever that may be. Obviously I am hoping my team comes out victorious. If not, I am not going to pull a Penvik and add my comments to every article whining that the better team lost. Reduce your salt intake and take your Bayer Aspirin today boys to help with the increased blood pressure.

    • kaptaanamerica - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

      on that sentiment I will concur. hopefully the zebras aren’t the storyline. regardless I hope the better team wins. as you may have guessed, i’m cheering for the kings to win this match today.

      If the Hawks win, I’ll be back to congratulate the fans of that team. I would expect the same from Hawks fans who on this board have been so animated in their opposition to my comments.


      • hammerhead5573 - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM

        You have to be honest with yourself, your comments have been shall we say a bit biased. Since the beginning of the season you have been on this crusade against Toews and how he never gives the other team credit, which is a proven joke. Watching a 1 minute clip of a five minute interview does not tell the entire story. But you didn’t say anything about Sutter’s last interview after game 6 loss. Or going back a bit further how Luongo said after being knocked out of the playoffs by the Hawks “I know we were the better team” Meanwhile, some players on your team (nucks) and some fans (not all) are the biggest sore losers in hockey. Obviously you have the right to say anything you want, but when you think others are not watching or are forgetful of past comments then of course they will be animated.

      • kaptaanamerica - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:52 PM

        @hammerhead, I fully appreciate how my comments on your captain, mostly, would elicit some invective coming back at me.

  2. tfilarski - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:34 PM


  3. cheggy1731 - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Yes, I also think the fans of the winning team tonight should breath a sigh of relief and be

  4. cubbybeers41 - Jun 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    I may have a heart attack tonight. This series has been great thus far and I hope this one doesn’t disappoint. Hoping for an Original Six matchup and the matchup of the second city and New York.

    Lets go HAWKS!!!!

  5. 19to77 - Jun 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Somewhere, Jeff Carter is laughing.

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