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Kings Continue To Impress

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

That swagger comes from rediscovering the ways in which the Kings found success last season.

Jonathan Quick stingy in net? Check.

A blue-line corps led by Drew Doughty, Robyn Regehr, Rob Scuderi and Slava Voynov balancing swift puck-moving abilities with strong physical play? Check.

A suffocating penalty kill? Check.

Rolling four forward lines without hesitation? Check.

And while Quick no doubt will continue to receive most of the attention for yet another gem on this night -- a 35-save shutout, boosting his playoff save percentage to .953 -- to me another important catalyst on this team once again is Mike Richards.

For a second spring in a row, the second-line center is bringing it at playoff time.


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Hootinani's avatar

So I have heared all this talk about the great Niemi not getting enough credit for his magical playoff performances.  How much credit should he get for that stinker?

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 05/15/13 at 08:20 AM ET

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