COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 20: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 20, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) Sergei Bobrovsky
JUNE 13: Assistant coach John Stevens of the Los Angeles Kings holds the Stanley Cup after his team won Game Five 3-2 in double overtime over the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won the game 3-2 and win the series 4-1. The Los Angeles Kings have hired associate coach John Stevens as their next head coach.
Bruce Boudreau’s philosophy on the Stanley Cup Playoffs is that the best team usually wins each series. This might sound petulant, coming from a coach whose team was dispatched in the first round in five games after a 106-point season, going from 3.31 goals per game in the regular season to 1.60 against the Blues. “Seriously?” Boudreau answered, dumbfounded, when asked about the offensive struggles.