Western Conference Finals - Game 3
Blackhawks at Kings, 9 ET (Blackhawks lead series 2-0)
Abdicating Their Throne? The Kings try to get back in the series against the Blackhawks Tuesday night, but history is not on their side. The Kings have seven losses already this postseason. Since 1987 when all rounds went to a best-of-7 format, no eventual Stanley Cup champion has ever lost more than six games through the first three rounds of the playoffs.
Multiple 2-0 Comebacks A Rarity: The Kings came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Blues in the conference quarterfinals and must do the same against the Blackhawks. From Elias: Only two teams in NHL history came back from 2-0 deficits twice in a single postseason, and both went on to win the Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh in 2009 and Boston in 2011).
* Blackhawks: won 5 straight games since trailing 3-1 to Red Wings in Western Conference Semifinals
* Blackhawks: 2-3 on road this postseason (8-1 at home)
* Patrick Kane (CHI): since scoring goal to win Stanley Cup in 2010, has 3 goals in last 27 postseason games (0 in last 6 games)
* Jonathan Toews (CHI): 4 goals in last 27 postseason games (1 this postseason)
* Kings: 7-0 at home this postseason (1-7 on road)
* Kings: 14 straight wins at Staples Center dating back to regular season (last home loss: March 23 vs VAN)
* Kings: NHL-record streak of 34 consecutive postseason games allowing 3 goals or fewer was snapped in Game 2 Sunday
* Dustin Brown (LA): 4 points in 15 postseason games (3G, A) ... 20 points (8G, 12A) in 20 postseason games in 2012
We Love L.A.
Kings in 2013 Postseason
W-L 7-0 1-7
Goals for 18 11
Goals against 8 18
Quick save pct .958 (182 saves/190 shots) .927
This is the 7th consecutive series dating back to the start of the 2012 postseason in which the Kings have either been up or down 2-0.
Up 2-0 Result
2013 Conf Semifinals vs SJ Won in 7
2012 Stanley Cup Final vs NJ Won in 6
2012 Conf Finals vs PHX Won in 5
2012 Conf Semifinals vs STL Won in 4
2012 Conf Quarterfinals vs VAN Won in 5
Down 2-0 Result
2013 Conf Finals vs CHI ?
2013 Conf Quarterfinals vs STL Won in 6