Oh, you bet I've included a slide alienating those on the power play. How could you not?
The Kings are 1-for-32 on home ice this postseason and 5-for-38 on the road. That's right, folks, a grand total of 6-for-70 overall. Eight percent success rate.
This series has been no different, going just 2-for-23. Aside from a 2-for-8 "effort" in Game 2—the lone anomaly and further proof that lightning can in fact strike twice in the same place—it's been painful to hear the words, "Kings will go on the power play."
Yes, it's true what Coach Sutter says: It's not the amount of goals, it's the timing of them. Unfortunately, the Kings are getting neither timely power-play goals, or power-play goals in general.
As undisciplined, chippy and downright stupid as the Yotes are playing at times, you have to punish them and swing momentum in your favor.
Stagnant and unoriginal were words tossed around by the NBC analysts. I think that's putting it nicely.
At this point, the Kings fans have to be wondering if a cure for cancer is closer to reality than a power-play goal.