Oh the irony that both of Los Angeles’ basketball teams the Lakers and Clippers were knocked out of the Playoffs. And shockingly the only LA remaining is the LA Kings. This is the first time since 1993 that the Kings will advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. Last night in overtime the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes. The game was controversial because right before the Kings scored the winning goal there was a knee-on-knee incident. Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival was skating in the King’s zone when he was kneed by Kings’ coach Dustin Brown. Rozsival fell to the ice and had to leave the game. The refs didn’t penalize Brown. Dustin Penner made an amazing shot through the goalies’ pads that won the game 4-3 for the Kings. Now they are saying that the Kings won but it was dirty. It’s so hard for me to know when plays are dirty in football and hockey. It’s seems like there is a fine line. All the Canadian blogs are saying he should have been called for it and who would know better but the Canadians. Regardless you imagine the handshake line after a game like this.
You can judge for yourself. Watch the hit below.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup will be on May 30th either against the New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils.
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