The Stanley Cup Playoffs are an amazing spectacle. The saying “anything can happen” is the perfect motto to describe the exhausting four-round postseason.
In 2012, we witnessed an eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings team hoist the Cup after turning on the afterburners late in the season. The final six weeks saw the squad playing postseason hockey before the playoffs even started. This is an example of getting hot at the right time.
As the 2014 postseason nears, let’s take a look at clubs who are looking for that extra bit of confidence that will propel them towards a league championship.