By the end of the night we will know who will be playing the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final. Game seven of the Western Conference Final will take place later tonight in Chicago and the representative from the Western Conference will be decided.
Who will it be, the Los Angeles Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks?
The Kings have been in this situation before, their backs up against the wall and elimination breathing down their necks. They have already won two game sevens on the road during theses playoffs. The first in the opening round against the San Jose Sharks. The second, last round against the Anaheim Ducks.
However, how they got to this point is quite different, in the first two instances the Kings trailed and fought back in the series forcing game seven. This time around the Kings had a 3-1 series lead and have dropped the last two games and now have to try and stop the comeback.
The Kings’ big guns will have to do what they are paid to do tonight. Anze Kopitar was held off of the scoresheet in game six, a game where a late goal or big play by hime could have changed the outcome of the game. He will need to be a force on the ice if the Kings want to survive.
Jonathan Quick needs to be Jonathan Quick. He has been great at times during this series and he needs to be just as good if not better tonight if the Kings want to be playing the Rangers in three days.
Puck drop is scheduled for 5 p.m. local time.