It’s appropriate, though, that we highlight Games 4-7 as part of our countdown, because no look at the Kings’ 50-year history is complete without it. At the time, though, did anyone think this was possible? We... well, just see what we wrote between games 3 and 4.
Game 3 Postgame Poll: Bounces
(20% of the readers voted for "KINGS IN SEVEN." Smart readers.)
Game 3 Recap: Marleau’s Deflected OT Winner Puts Kings on Brink
(Key quote: "A 3-0 deficit in a series often dominated by home teams is daunting, but if LA can come back and win Game 4, who knows?" Nothing wrong with wishful thinking!)
With the Sharks 4 Games from Elimination, Does Jumbo Joe Have Enough for One More Year?
(By far the best prediction this site has ever made. NOTE: Joe Thornton defied the odds by continuing to play hockey.)
Anze Kopitar is a Selke Finalist
(Two years ago, this was all but forgotten. In 2016, it made the season somewhat worth it.)
Honestly? Way more positive than I was expecting, though a 2012 title helped us be a bit more glib about this situation when it arose.
If we’re going to remind you of some low points in this countdown... and we will... it doesn’t hurt to bring up some high points. And I’m not sure there’s been a higher point (at least without a big silver trophy) than on April 30, when the Kings finished off the San Jose Sharks.