The Los Angeles Kings have secured their place in the NHL playoffs, following a commanding 4-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks. The Kings now boast an impressive 45 wins and 100 points this season, placing them second in the Western Conference, just a single point behind the Vegas Golden Knights. With only five games remaining in the regular season, fans eagerly await the final matchups and anticipate a potential rematch between the Kings and the Edmonton Oilers.
One of the most significant contributors to the Kings’ success this year has been the addition of Kevin Fiala. This season, Fiala has tallied 23 goals and 49 assists, bringing his total points to 72 in just 69 games. This stellar performance has undoubtedly played a crucial role in propelling the team towards the playoffs.
Long-time Kings veteran Anze Kopitar has also made a substantial impact, racking up 26 goals and 42 assists in 77 games this season. His leadership and experience have been invaluable assets to the team as they gear up for another shot at playoff glory.
In the net, the recently acquired Joonas Korpisalo has proven to be an excellent addition to the roster. With a record of 5 wins in 8 games, a goals-against average (GAA) of 1.75, and a save percentage (SV%) of .937, Korpisalo’s presence has given the Kings a much-needed boost in the goaltending department. Pheonix Copley, the team’s other netminder, has also been solid, winning 24 of 33 games, posting a GAA of 2.67, and maintaining a save percentage of .901.
Last season, the LA Kings made it to the playoffs, only to suffer a heartbreaking loss in Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers. This year, with their eyes on redemption, the Kings are determined to turn the tables and secure their revenge. With the official playoff matchups to be determined in the coming days, fans are eager to see if the Kings will get their chance to face off against the Oilers once more.
As the regular season winds down and playoff anticipation builds, the LA Kings’ impressive performance and roster of talented players have them poised to try and make a postseason run. Only time will tell if they can capitalize on their momentum and make a triumphant return to the NHL’s biggest stage.