Posted: 5/20/2012 8:51:59 PM
The Kings lost Game 4 in the WCQFinals by a 3-1 score to Vancouver and followed that up by clinching the series on the road in the first of 8 consecutive wins by them.
Remember now... These ARE the playoffs and the teams still alive are there for a reason... They have been Winning.
I posted the following info in my thread earlier today before this game and have updated it now... Phoenix has not given up more than 2 goals in ANY of thier 7 road games these playoffs (5 wins - 2 losses including today's game).
This is what they have done (game by game) - 2 - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0
Now lets look what Phoenix has done at home...
2 - 4 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 4 - 4 and the results were 4 wins - 4 losses.
I expect a renewed determination by the Kings in Game 5 on Tuesday...
Even BEFORE this season playoffs the Kings have always been a decent road team so thier "road" success is no suprise to me right now.
I have confidence that they will get the job done and if they wrap it up on the road then so be it.
It was pushing the issue to have expected them to sweep AGAIN and yes I was backing them today despite these stats.
A loss like this was bound to happen eventually and now that it has happened maybe the taste of that loss will inspire them to go on another 8 game winning streak which would take them into next season... and I'm alright with that.
So No Worries Mate...
It sucks to lose a game... but remember... The Kings are 11-2 in the playoffs so far and are still up 3 games to 1 in this series with the next game is on the road...
... (which has been *"berry berry" good to them).
Just means we have another game to watch... So...
LET'S GO KINGS...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* To quote the Chico Escuela SNL skit by Garrett Morris...
"Baseball's been berry berry good to me".