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05-29-2012, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FootKnight View Post
One of the biggest things that has has the Kings rolling this playoffs is the breakout. Most of the time, regardless of the other team's forecheck (the Blues especially play an aggressive forecheck), they've always managed to move the puck out of the zone well. Up the boards and then a short pass to the middle to a forward moving with speed out of the zone has been their SOP for getting out of the zone and it's worked extremely well.
The only time they struggled is the last game of the Phoenix series...but Phoenix had to open up their system to allow themselves to disrupt the forecheck with any real effectiveness. and it wound up being a back and forth game with lots of open ice. Not really a Phoenix or LA type game.

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