Dave Lozo’s Bag Skate: Is This the Season the East Takes Back the Stanley Cup?

March 24th, 2015 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

Last year's Stanley Cup Final was about as tight a five-game series that's ever been contested in the history of the NHL. The Los Angeles Kings won three games in overtime—two in double overtime—and were inches away from losing all three of those post-regulation contests to the New York Rangers.

Horseshoes and hand grenades and all that. The Kings were better. 

The overall gap between the West and East has closed this season, although the West will win the head-to-head battle for a ninth straight season. In a four-of-seven, two-week battle for league supremacy, the best East team always has a shot against the best West team, and this may be the East's best chance at winning the conference's first Cup since Boston in 2011.

As you can see, the previous two times the West and East were this close, the West blew the doors off the East the next time the conferences were on each other's schedules, so maybe let's not rush to call this the end of an era.

This quote from Kings defenseman and Conn Smythe (should've) winner Drew Doughty continues to stand out for me nearly a year later.  ...

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