Prediction Panel: Mar. 13

Kings' Prediction Panel Rich Hammond called the last matchup between the Kings and Red Wings The Meltdown in Motown, which I'm sure the Kings would like to put behind them. I know Kings fans do.

But the Kings get to face a rested Jimmy Howard, and I'm thinking this means the Kings will be flying in the Danger Zone all night.

My guess is L.A. isn't going to be able to crack Howard, and the fourth-best offense of Detroit will dominate the second-ranked defense of Los Angeles.

Final score: Red Wings 2, Kings 1

How did our crew of crack Kings panelists see tonight's game? Mixed review here...

Detroit (44-22-3, 91 pts)
at Los Angeles (32-25-12, 76pts)

The Royal Half from The Royal Half

Score: Kings 3, Red Wings 2

Reason: Because the Los Angeles Kings are the ultimate cocktease.

Record: 10-9

Meg Jerrell from Kings Court

Score: Kings 3, Detroit 2

Reason: Because the 3-2 league thing is keeping me in the playoff hunt right now. Hopefully it does the same thing for the Kings.

Record: 9-10

Wavesinair from Deep Inside the Kings

Score: Red Wings 5, Kings 2

Reason: Rusty Howard in net should give the Kings more than enough incentive to unload hell on ice, out-shooting the Red Wings by a wide margin... again. Which is why I'm taking Detroit, who has proven over and over again, they bend but don't break. Having scored no less than 4 goals in each of the 3 previous games with the Kings, the Wings score at least 4 and win the season series 4-0. Kings fans freakout... again.

Record: 9-10

Jon Gillette from Rink Royalty

Score: Kings 3, Red Wings 1

Reason: Revenge

Record: 9-10

Hipcheck from LA Kings Road Talk podcast

Score: Kings 3, Red Wings 2

Reason: Kings look to make a statement after the motown choke not but a mere few days ago. Richards/Carter continues to pay dividends and Voynov stays hot for his 2nd in 2 games. Doughty plays up to the level his is capable of and Quick maintains the mojo he brought to Chicago.

Record: 7-12

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  • March 13, 2012 7:30 PM Robert e Lee wrote:
    In any case, it really doesn't matter what their excuses might be imagined as, if they lose tonight, their finished. I'm only sorry they make so much money they won't have to be like the Kings of old-go out and work a real job for the rest of the year as they didn't have "THE HEART" to get to the playoffs. Meanwhile, God Bless the Kings fans and those who write about them-endlessly trying to find something good in each situation. For me, each screwed up year brings back memories of a matching/corresponding year dating all the way back to 1967/'68. So Kings, how about making it THIS YEAR? No more excuses, no more mental breakdowns, stick needles in your heads to keep them on straight. If the Red Wings can play at THAT LEVEL, so in the hell can you!!!!!
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