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04-19-2012, 04:10 PM
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2 keys to winning any playoff series

There are 2 keys to winning any playoff series: 1) great goaltending and 2) productive special teams. Look at the LA/Vancouver series so far.

game #1: Kings score 2 power play goals
game #2: Kings score 1 power play goal and 2 shorthanded goals; Quick makes 46 saves
game #3: Quick makes 41 saves
game #4: Canucks score 2 power play goals; Schneider makes 43 saves

There's no question that the Kings have the great goaltending (Quick stole game #3), but the power play needs to start producing at or above 20% or the Kings will not go far.

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Appears to be the keys for this series at least.

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Doughty alone has been converting at far above 20% on the pp.

The target is the shinpads of the pkers, right?

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[QUOTE=Monarchist;48414089]Doughty alone has been converting at far above 20% on the pp.

Doughty has no PP goals and 1 PP assist and leads the Kings in PP ice time with 22:27. How you think that equates to him converting at far above 20% I'll never know!

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Here are the real keys to victory:

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Doughty alone has been converting at far above 20% on the pp.

The target is the shinpads of the pkers, right?
I think he is below 20% in shots that make it on net.

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Maybe he is more valued on the PP for his skating and puck moving ability when trying to gain entry into the offensive zone.

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins say to you ...

I don’t wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed, animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”

just saying ... those rules don't ALWAYS apply

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Doughty alone has been converting at far above 20% on the pp.

Doughty has no PP goals and 1 PP assist and leads the Kings in PP ice time with 22:27. How you think that equates to him converting at far above 20% I'll never know!
On more than 20% of power plays Doughty has converted controlling the puck in the one into a ricochet off of a defenders shin pad that clears the zone. On ~1% of power plays he has helped convert the man advantage into a goal.

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Sarcasm is lost on people over the internet and after a loss Monarchist you'll have to add more smilies next time to make sure they know you're not serious.

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Sarcasm is lost on people over the internet and after a loss Monarchist you'll have to add more smilies next time to make sure they know you're not serious.
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I don't get all the monkey babbling you post....maybe I'm just slow. Is it supposed to be funny?

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We need Philadelphia to win first. Our series have been similar outside of LA and Vancouver have goalies playing at NHL levels.

Game 1, close win. Game 2, two SH goals propel us to wins. Game 3 another win to make it 3-0. Game 4 lose to go back to their home ice.


So Philly is good mojo

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Pounding the **** out of the other team tends to work. Least it did in the past for teams like the Bruins, Hawks, Ducks, etc.

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Pounding the **** out of the other team tends to work. Least it did in the past for teams like the Bruins, Hawks, Ducks, etc.
I agree, but especially in this year's playoffs, what starts out to be a good hard hit can quickly turn into disaster if the player being hit suddenly turns slightly and goes head first into the boards. The resulting penalties and suspensions might be just what the other team needs to turn a series around. I'm not saying players shouldn't be physical, just that today doling out heavy hits requires a lot more caution than in the past.

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I agree, but especially in this year's playoffs, what starts out to be a good hard hit can quickly turn into disaster if the player being hit suddenly turns slightly and goes head first into the boards. The resulting penalties and suspensions might be just what the other team needs to turn a series around. I'm not saying players shouldn't be physical, just that today doling out heavy hits requires a lot more caution than in the past.
What do you mean...Boston won the cup last year with the same sort of rules in place.

It's about hitting clean obviously.

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my jaws drop as to how much chemistry the sedin brothers have.

Aside from that you're pretty spot on.

But I want to add that defense is vital as well. Defenders make goalies jobs a lot easier, hence I feel that Quick's "elite" performance this year has to do a lot with our defense. None the less, Quick is still a great goalie and we're very blessed to have him in the net.

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I think it's a pretty solid consensus that if your PP ain't working, you ain't going far.

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