Saturday, March 31, 2012

KBPP Preview: Kings vs. Wild

The journey up and down the Western Conference standings has looked like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride for the Kings the past few weeks, but we're finally back on top of the heap. Tonight it's time for a wild ride of a different kind -- against the playoff ousted Minnesota Wild. Yet another team with the potential to be a spoiler, the Wild will be looking to capitalize on a less than well rested Kings squad playing back-to-back games. The Kings NEED to keep accumulating points to continue riding the Pacific Division wave. I think they need a hearty breakfast for starters.

The rush of adrenaline from a huge win also works wonders, so I think the Kings have it in them to get another one today. But what do the rest of your favorite Kings bloggers think? Let's have a look.


The Royal Half from The Royal Half
  • Score: Kings 4, Wild 1
  • Reason: WHO NEEDS JEFF CARTER? Oh wait… yeah… we kinda do.
  • Record: 17-11

Jon Gillette from Rink Royalty 
  • Score: Kings 4, Wild 1
  • Reason: The Wild can score one less than the Oilers. Seriously though, just to be on the safe side, the Kings need to win the next three so they have a cushion going into the home and home against the Sharks.
  • Record: 16-12

Meg Jarrell from Kings Court
(That's me so you don't need no stinking link --- you're already here!)
  • Score:  Kings 2, Wild 1
  • Reason: The Wild aren't the toughest opponent, but tough travel on a back-to-back could catch up with us on this one. Still, the Kings need a win and I'm an eternal optimist.
  • Record: 16-12

Hipcheck from LA Kings Road Talk Radio
  • Score: Kings 3, Wild 1 the final score will be.
  • Reason: Special panelist Yoda sez: Low Scoring Game I do predict. 3 Goals will the LA Kings Score. Defense sill be strong for Kings, sustained offense the Wild will not be able to muster. 
  • Record: 14-14

Paul Armbruster from Kings News Daily (aka The Artist Formerly Known as Wavesinair from Deep Inside the Kings@deepinsidekings)
  • Score: Wild 1, Kings 0 SO
  • Reason: The Kings will play a tight and tired game and will take this one scoreless into overtime and beyond thanks to Bernier's 'I ain't no second fiddle' play. However, Richards can't replicate his short-handed success in the shootout, letting down his bad-ass backup, but succeeding in sleeping on the plane ride home along with the rest of the team.
  • Record: 16-12

Matt Murray from Life In Hockeywood

  • Score: Kings 2, Wild 1, OT
  • Reason: Less than 24 hours later, the Kings skate into Minnesota to take on a lackluster Wild team. Since Quick really wasn't tested by the Oilers, my guess he'll go tonight. The Kings will be tired, and will be ever more after the Wild keeps the game deadlocked. But Anze Kopitar will connect with a goal in OT to lift L.A.
  • Record: 16-12

Got a prediction of your own? Leave it in the comments and see how you stack up against the KBPP!


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