Sports Betting - Sunday 20 May 2012 by

Los Angeles Kings Set To Sweep NHL Stanley Cup Final Up Next

Forget about those new fangled and very annoying Swiffer gadgets. Get out the old fashion corn brooms as the Los Angeles Kings are on the verge of their second straight National Hockey League postseason sweep. After dusting off the No. 1 seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in the quarterfinals, then sweeping the No. 2 ranked St. Louis Blues in the semifinal round, the Kings are looking to put away the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Final today.

Los Angeles Kings Set To Sweep NHL Stanley Cup Final Up Next

LA Kings: Too Big – Too Strong – Backed By MVP Quick

While the Phoenix Coyotes have been a nice story during the 2011-12 NHL Playoffs, they haven’t been able to match the Kings in size, toughness, or strength in the net. You have to watch the games to get a grasp of the size and toughness advantage but the box scores show the tale of tape when it comes to goaltenders – it tells an NHL Playoff record breaking story!

NHL trophy engravers should get to work on putting the name Jonathan Quick on the Conn Smythe trophy as he is a lock to win the Playoff MVP Award. Henrick Ludqvist has shone in New York but the Kings netminder is better across the board. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas won the MVP award in the playoffs last season with a 1.99 GAA and a .940 save percentage. Quick is currently sitting with a 1.41 GAA and a sparkling .951 save percentage – start carving!

With Records On The Line Kings Continue To Crown Playoff Opponents

Los Angeles, and in particular – the Staples Center, will be brimming with excitement this afternoon. The hometown Kings are looking to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993 – and just the second time since they entered the league for the 19967-68 season. Not only are they winning, but they are also doing so at a record breaking pace.

Their Game Two win in Glendale was the Kings seventh straight road wins tying the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks record. Dating back to last season, the Kings also tied the record for most consecutive playoff road wins (9) set by the NY Islanders back in the 1982/83 playoff seasons.  Both of those records will fall when the Kings open the Stanley Cup final in New York.

We see the Kings winning today and, if they sweep the Cup Final – a very tall order that we wouldn’t wager on, they would break the Wayne Gretzky led Edmonton Oilers playoff record that currently stands at 16-2 and was set during the 1988 Playoff season. If you still aren’t a Kings betting believer, it may be time to consider wagering on a different sport. Bet on today’s contest or back Quick to win the MVP award – at one of our top rated online sportsbooks.

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