Although he has not played poorly overall, Los Angeles Kings rookie defenseman Slava Voynov’s inexperience has been
exploited by opposing teams in the playoffs.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — One day after their resounding 5-2 victory on April 30, which gave them a 2-0 series lead over the St. Louis Blues
in their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal playoff series, the Los Angeles Kings
knew that they were more than a bit lucky in Game 2.
“That was probably one of the worst periods they’ve had in their season, so far,” center Anze Kopitar said of the Blues’ play in the first period of Game 2.
Indeed, the Blues came out flat to start the game, totally abandoning the solid defense that was so successful for them this season. In fact, their defense was non-existent in the first period, allowing the Kings to drive through the middle of the ice, directly to the front of the net, totally uncontested. Read more of this post