Daily Archives: September 12, 2015

Upsets Continue as 7th-seeded ’74-’75 Kings Defeat 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Kings in Five Games

Goaltender Rogie Vachon began this series by posting back-to-back shutouts in Game’s 1 and 2 for the 7th-seeded ’74-’75 Kings. He didn’t face many shots, but he stopped them all. The 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Kings did not generate much offense at … Continue reading

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Smolinski’s Hat Trick in Game 7 Leads 5th-seeded ’00-’01 Kings Over 4th-seeded ’12-’13 Kings

Bryan Smolinski may have played the role of hero in Game 7, but it was Ziggy Palffy who led the 5th-seeded ’00-’01 Kings offensively in this series. It began in Game 1 when he scored two goals in a 4-2 … Continue reading

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Hrudey and Gretzky Lead 8th-seeded ’88-’89 Kings in Five-Game Upset of Cup-Winning, Top-seeded ’13-’14 Kings

Two goals in the third period from Wayne Gretzky, which completed his hat trick, led the 8th-seeded ’88-’89 Kings to a 5-2 win in Game 1. Goaltender Kelly Hrudey stopped 56 of 58 shots against in the win and he … Continue reading

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