Six seasons removed from making history as the first #8 seed to win the Stanley Cup, the L.A. Kings are in the record books once again. However, this year it’s for their unfortunate demise at the hands of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights, as the Kings failed to pick up a single win in their first-round series and become the first team to be swept by an expansion franchise. While only allowing seven goals all series, the squad from Los Angeles only found the scoresheet three times in the four-game sweep. Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was made to look like the second coming of a sturdily-built brick wall or a Shooter Tutor with no holes; he was simply unbeatable. The Kings popgun offence looked atrocious throughout the series, with only four forwards able to scratch the scoresheet.
The offense finally slowed down on day seven of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with goaltenders stealing the show. Connor Hellebuyck led the Jets to a 2-0 victory, the Capitals getting back into their series and the Knights became the first expansion team to win a playoff series.
Here’s how it went down:
It was a thrilling Sunday of hockey in the NHL with four games on the card.
The offence was still their for majority of teams, but we still had a few goaltending performances from Matt Murray, Devan Dubynk, and Sergei Bobrovsky.
Washington, however, may now have a decision to make between the pipes heading into the game three down 2-0.
Here’s how the games went:
Offence. More offence. Even more offence.
So far that has been the common trend of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Day three wasn’t much different.
Two of the three games ended in a 3+ goal differential with a couple of one-sided victories.
Lets’ look back on the action from tonight’s games.