After the Kings lost the the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, and reading Eric Roberts’ post about the upcoming homestand and the fact that many of the wins in the recent streak were against teams near the bottom of the standings got me thinking.
It might be a question of nit-picking, but the Los Angeles Kings are among the elite teams in the NHL, and their record against the other elite teams is nothing to write home about. Among the 6 teams in the playoffs (the top 3 in each division), the Kings have the lowest winning percentage against the top 10 teams in NHL.
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The Kings’ record of 38-23-6 is pretty impressive, but the fact that their winning percentage against the top teams in the league is a little bit troubling. Anything can happen in a playoff series, but when it comes to crunch time it would be nice to have a solid track record against the elite teams in the league in their back pocket. They might not be able to catch the Sharks or Ducks in the division but the Kings still have 2 games left against Anaheim and one against San Jose in which to make a statement regarding their ability to compete with the big boys and not just beat up on the also-rans of the league.