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These Kings make no power plays

The Sports Xchange

--The Kings continue to succeed in the playoffs without much of a power play. The Kings went 0-for-5 in Game 3 and have now failed to score a power-play goal in eight of their 12 games in this postseason. Among the 16 teams that qualified for the playoffs this season, the Kings rank 14th in power-play percentage, behind two teams (Boston and Chicago) that were eliminated in the first round. This is mitigated by the fact that the Kings' penalty kill has been stellar. The Kings killed Phoenix's only power play in Game 3, and the Kings have allowed only three power-play goals in these playoffs.

--The Kings once again are up 3-0 in a series, as they were in the first round against Vancouver and the second round against St. Louis. They are the third team in NHL history to take a 3-0 lead in each of their first three series. The Detroit Red Wings did it in 1995 and the Pittsburgh Penguins did it in 2008. The Kings did something those two teams did not, which was to play the first two games of all three series on the road. The Kings are the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.

"I think we probably didn't play our best hockey in the first, and we found a way to get it to 1-1 into the third. At that point, we come in here and you've got 20 minutes to really put a stranglehold on the series. Again, that comes down to individuals getting themselves ready to go." -- Kings captain Dustin Brown.

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