Maybe the Kings should start every playoff series one game from elimination. It has certainly worked through two series thus far.
The Kings have reached the Western Conference finals for the third consecutive season, burying the Ducks early in a 6-2 victory in Game 7 on Friday night at Honda Center in Anaheim.
Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored goals in the first period. At that point, the Kings could all but book their charter flight to Chicago for the start of the conference finals. The two teams open the series at noon PDT Sunday.
Chicago eliminated the Kings in five games last season.
Getting rid of the Kings has been significantly more...