Where Do Kings Sleep?
With tonight’s victory over the New Jersey Devils, the Los Angeles Kings are now 15-2. This makes them one game shy of two league records.
The first is their win-loss record. They beat the Vancouver Canucks, the league leaders, in only five games. They then squashed the Blues 4-0 and the Coyotes 4-1 as well. This put them at 12-2 coming into the finals, without a single loss on the road. Few teams have achieved this feat. But if they carry on their streak to 16-2, they will be the most dominant team to ever find its way in the playoffs. And from a last place start!
(Actually they will share this record with the ‘88 Edmonton Oilers.)
The other record is their humble origins. They were ranked last coming into the playoffs. No 8th seeded team has ever held the cup. So they will make the books in that department as well. Talk about the ultimate Cinderella story.
Beyond growing their beards there is only one thing that they can do at this point. Rest. More exercise and practice is only going to wear them out more. If we want to see history made in the coming week, they are going to need to need a good sleep.
The Kings haven’t lost a game on the road. What hotels they’re staying at? And more importantly, what kind of beds are in these hotels? Our money’s on the Beautyrest. Let’s find out.
UPDATE: After a little sleuthing, it looks like the Kings were staying at the Doubletree Newark in New Jersey before their two big wins over the Devils. I’ve called a few times, but still don’t have a definite answer on whether they use Simmons Beautyrests or not. I’m sure they do! But I’ll keep you posted.