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  • Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Jen Neale at Puck Daddy4 hrs ago

    (The 2014-15 NHL season is nearly upon us, and attempting to handicap the winners and losers can sometimes leave us speechless. So we decided to break down all 30 teams with the next best thing to words: Emojis!)

    Ho-hum. Nothing big happened in Los Angeles.

    Well, not during the regular season, that is.

    The Kings used the regular season as a tuneup for the playoffs. They finished with a 46-28-8 record. In the Western Conference, a 100-point season like LA’s will get you a No. 6 seed in the playoffs. No biggie for the Kings because the playoffs is when the magic happens.

    For their first act, the Kings performed a disappearing act. LA vanished in the Aztec Tomb, falling down 0-3 to the San Jose Sharks; only to make a historic come back and win four-straight. Next they went toe-to-toe with freeway frenemy Anaheim. In a series that took only 20 years to come to fruition, the Kings and Ducks battled to a seventh game. Anaheim proceeded to lay down and get run over repeatedly like two-day old roadkill.

    In a thrilling seven game series, Los Angeles won the Stanley Cup after defeating Chicago in overtime.

    Oh wait. My mistake. They had to play a team from the Eastern Conference to win the Cup.

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