March 24, 2013 Leave a comment
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — For those who live in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, traffic is a way of life. We spend countless hours sitting in traffic on one freeway or another, a jammed street due to road construction, a movie shoot, even roads or highways closed due to police activity, or some special event, like the Academy Awards, or the Tournament of Roses Parade.
But when it comes to hockey, traffic is a two-way street, so to speak, with one direction leading to the proverbial Pot O’ Gold, while the other direction leads to the booby prize behind door number two on the classic television game show, Let’s Make A Deal.
For the Los Angeles Kings, who will fly to Chicago later today, they leave town on a critical five-game road trip knowing that they have earned themselves that booby prize in their last two games, getting shut out by both the Dallas Stars on March 21, and the Vancouver Canucks on March 23.