It's happened. The Kings are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
Originally Posted by L.A. Times
Let no one say the Kings accomplished nothing during the 2006-07 season. They officially exited from the Stanley Cup playoff race faster than any previous team in franchise history.
By the time the Kings took the ice for the third period Monday, they were out. The Calgary Flames' shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues made the foregone conclusion a mathematical reality — meaning once again a loss by an Andy Murray-coached team knocked the Kings from the playoffs.
We were eliminated the minute that we traded for Cloutier.
My vote for understatement of the year.... Sorry to steal a line from an old movie, but... How do we solve a problem like Cloutier? If LA buys him out, doesn't his salary count against the cap? Send him to Manchester? Seems like a harsh sentence for the 'Narchs...