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2012 NHL Lockout
Ducks look like an NHL playoff lock, Kings are nearly there
Ducks look like an NHL playoff lock, Kings are nearly there

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter painted a vivid picture when asked last week about his players' struggles to defend their championship. "They have to keep understanding and listening to what I'm telling them about how tough it is," he said. "The train has got to be a work train, not the Stanley Cup train. The Stanley Cup train was last year and some guys just have to get off that train." With the Kings sagging to ninth in the West at the All-Star break, it may seem the Stanley Cup train has left the station. But they will have precedent on their side when the season resumes Tuesday. In each season from 2005-06 through 2013-14 (excluding the lockout-shortened...

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