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NHL Western Conference Championship Opens In Arizona

Eight Is Enough For Streaking Los Angeles Kings

After slipping into the 2011-12 NHL postseason as the eighth and final seed, the Los Angeles Kings have crowned all-comers to advance to the Western Conference Final. The Kings playoff run, unexpected  by many, started with a 4-1 series drubbing of the Presidents Cup winning Vancouver Canucks. After they knocked off the No. 1 seed and defending Conference Champion Canucks – many viewed it as a fluke.

Next up, the Kings faced the No. 2 seed St. Louis Blues in the semifinals. If Round One seemed easy for the Kings,  Round Two must have seemed like a cakewalk. Los Angeles polished off the Blues with a four game sweep after outscoring a solid, defense first, St. Louis team by a 15-6 combined game count.

Desert Dogs Howling in Glendale As Coyotes Advance To West Final

Though they earned the No. 3 seed by winning the Pacific Division, only the Kings had less wins (40) than the Coyotes (41) during the regular season in the NHL Western Conference. Now the City of Glendale is bracing for the next wave of “White Out” as the ‘Yotes get set to battle the Kings. Much like Los Angeles, Phoenix made quick work of their semifinal series as they pounded the Nashville Predators with a 4-1 series win.

Now it’s two unheralded but newly minted super-star goaltenders up against each other. Both the Kings Jonathan Quick (1.55 GAA) and the Coyotes Mike Smith (1.77 GAA) are locks to win the Conn Smythe NHL playoff MVP award – should their team hoist Stanley in June. The ‘Yotes are dogs to advance at +145 odds.

Our top ranked online sportsbooks have posted the odds to win the NHL Western Conference Final with the Kings as the favorite. We have been on the LA bandwagon since the playoffs began, and we’re not getting off anytime soon. We like the Kings (at -165) to win the West and advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

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