Category Archives: Prediction Panel

Prediction Panel: Apr. 27

Kings' Prediction Panel
This past season has been an absolute joy.
The DEFENDING Stanley Cup champions Kings had a tremendous regular season, even though they stumbled at the gate to start off.

But I didn’t stress about their early season woes. You’ve heard the saying that the NHL season is a marathon, not a sprint, and the Kings showed improvement through this shortened season.

Will they make it back to the Finals? Whoa, whoa, whoa… one step at a time, cochise. Yes, this team is better positioned than many other defending champions. Yes, their roster is largely intact from last season. Yes, they have two rookies in Jake Muzzin and Tyler Toffoli who are poised to impress, just as Dwight King and Jordan Nolan did last season.

But this is a stacked Western Conference. I hardly expect the Wild to knock off the Blackhawks. Vancouver is still smarting from their early exit last season. The Ducks have a renewed focus. There’s no way around it. The Western Conference playoffs are going to be a slobberknocker.

That said, it’ll be quite a ride. Much like the regular season. Thanks to Andros, Ryan, Reed, Jesse, Hip, Jon, Denise, Paul and the Royal Half, I was able to put in a full season of Prediction Panels. Through all my late emails and incessant bugging, all of the panelists were a joy to work with. And I hope to do it again next season.

“What? You aren’t doing it for the playoffs?” No, I’ll be too busy growing my beard to stress over getting everyone’s picks. This is go time, people. No more shenanigans.

Speaking of shenanigans, here’s this season’s LAST Prediction Panel for the abbreviated 2012-13 season.

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3,  Sharks 2 in a shoot out

Reason: Just because

Record: 26-17

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Ryan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Score: Kings 3, Sharks 1

Reason: Kings have the best home record in hockey. Nuff said.

Record: 26-17

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Sharks 3

Reason: Going to a Sharks bar in NY, need some ammo for relentless shit talking.

Record: 24-18

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Sharks 3, Kings 0

Reason: Tradition.

Record: 21-21

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Score: Sharks 4 Kings 2

Reason: A very important game to end the season against the hated Sharks….throw in the fact we are having a watch party and previous
season ending games of uber importance….yeah-not feeling good about this one. On a sidenote, mega props for doing this Matt, enjoyed doing it all year and it was a load of fun reading other peoples picks as the season progressed. Touch to all who participated.

Record: 22-20

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Sharks 4, Kings 2

Reason: If there’s one thing the Kings know how to do, it’s to make things as difficult as possible. Look forward to a first round rematch with the Canucks – or don’t.

Record: 22-20


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 3, Sharks 2

Reason: Kings have to win at home to ensure a playoff against the Blues. They have the best record at home. Discuss.

Record: 21-21

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Prediction Panel: Apr. 24

Kings' Prediction PanelAndros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 4, Wings 1.

Reason: Carter will score 2, moving into 3rd place for goals in the league.

Record: 26-15

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Ryan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Red Wings 4, Kings 2

Reason: Seems right.

Record: 25-16

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Wings 1

Reason: #FreeBrown

Record: 24-17

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

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Record: 22-19

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Wings 2

Reason: GOD DAMN IT!!!

Record: 22-19


Jesse from All The Kings Men

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Record: 21-20

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 2, Red Wings 1

Reason: Regardless of brown being out, the Kings will serve up a loss to the hated Red Wings, making their journey to the playoffs that much harder.

Record: 21-20

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Paul from Kings News Daily

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Record: 20-21

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Prediction Panel: Apr. 23

Kings' Prediction Panel
Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3, Wild 1.

Reason: Bernier in net!

Record: 26-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)

Ryan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Wild 0

Reason: Another shutout’s in store.

Record: 25-15

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Wild 0

Reason: Haven’t seen enough of these this year. Let’s get one tonight.

Record: 24-16

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Wild 1

Reason: The Kings come out with a vengeance and take out all aggression on the Wild. Kyle Clifford snaps Cluttebucks spine over his knee and throw the carcass into Row 10.

Record: 22-18

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 5, Wild 3

Reason: I want the Wild to miss the playoffs.

Record: 21-19

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Wild 2

Reason: Make the bottom teams duke it out.

Record: 22-18

Matt from Life In Hockeywood

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Record: 22-18

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Paul from Kings News Daily

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Record: 20-20

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Prediction Panel: Apr. 21

Kings' Prediction PanelAndros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3, Stars 1

Reason: Carter with the empty netter.

Record: 25-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Ryan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 2, Stars 1

Reason: The Stars’ goaltending is great against LA but on this day, Quick will be one better.

Record: 24-15

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Stars 2, Kings 1

Score: Fine, I’ll stop picking the Kings to beat the Stars. When they win, you can all thank me.

Record: 23-16

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

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Record: 21-18

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3, Stars 1

Reason: Dallas has had the Kings number all year….this last game between the two will see the Kings make a statement.

Record: 21-18

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Stars 2

Reason: Penner shows us why “The Toff” was sent back down.

Record: 21-18


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 3, Stars 2

Reason: There’s gotta be a time where this fully operational defending Stanley Cup championship team starts laying to its deadly potential.

Record: 21-18

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Paul from Kings News Daily

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Record: 20-19

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Prediction Panel: Apr. 18

Kings' Prediction PanelAndros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 4, Blue Jackets 2.

Reason: Greene returns!

Record: 24-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Ryan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 4, Blue Jackets 1

Reason: Home ice dominance.

Record: 23-15

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2

Reason: Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets are on fire, thankfully the Kings are tough at home. This gets decided in extra time.

Record: 22-16

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

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Record: 21-17

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3, Blue Jackets 1

Reason:  Kings a bit sore after the San Jose and the west coast back to back proves a challenge for the BJs.

Record: 20-18

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Blue Jackets 2

Reason: Time to squash the dream of the Jackets making the playoffs and send them off to the east where they belong.

Record: 20-18


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 4, Blue Jackets No score

Reason: What’s that you say? The Blue Jackets are trying to match a franchise record for wins. I’m sorry, I can hear you over the deafening awesomeness that is Matt Greene.

Record: 20-18

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2

Reason: Who would have thought? Columbus’ resurgence is pretty remarkable and the Kings will have their hands full tonight but still, I think they get the job done and win it in regulation.

Record: 19-19

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Prediction Panel: Apr. 16

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Sharks 2

Reason: I have my reasons.

Record: 23-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Hate to say it… but it will be Sharks 3, Kings 1.

Reason: While I love our Ice Crew girls and Jay Flats, the damn Hooters watch parties have been bad luck for the Kings. Also… Without Tiffoli on the ice, the hockey Gods are NOT happy. I’ll have to clean my altar with sage to hopefully prove this prediction wrong.

Record: 23-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Sharks 1

Reason: In what is a potential first round playoff preview, I’d love a win please.

Record: 22-15

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 4, Sharks 2

Reason: empty netter

Record: 21-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3, Sharks 2

Reason: When I guessed this same score for Saturday’s ducks game the Kings won….not going to break the mojo.

Record: 20-17

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Sharks 2

Reason: Gotta keep ’em separated.

Record: 20-17


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Sharks 3, Kings 1

Reason: Playoff matchup means the Kings won’t come full throttle. Gotta keep some mystery for when they play in the first round. Of course that means potentially losing home ice advantage. but seriously, the Kings don’t worry about such things, right?

Record: 19-18

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 2, Sharks 5

Reason: These games where the Kings are close in the standings never seem to go their way. Hopefully they do to the Sharts what they did to the Sucks.

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Record: 18-19

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

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Record: 15-22

Prediction Panel: Apr. 13

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 5, Ducks 4

Reason: It’s usually high-scoring when the Kings and Ducks play and this will be no different.

Record: 22-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 2, Ducks 0

Reason: But only if Tiffoli plays….

Record: 22-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Ducks 3

Reason: Can’t pick the Ducks, and I saw them play the Avs – they looked terrible.

Record: 21-15

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 5, Ducks 4

Reason: Barn burner

Record: 20-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3, Ducks 2

Reason: I have no idea how this game will go, nor the creativity and energy to write something rising the level to be considered even minimally clever. So ill go with the old standby and keep my fingers crossed.

Record: 19-17

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 3, Ducks 2 (shootout)

Reason: Because that’s our new thing.

Record: 19-17


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Ducks 3, Kings 1

Reason: Anaheim is looking to clinch a playoff spot tonight, and will have that extra motivation to take it to L.A. It’ll be interesting to see if the Kings can shake off their late game collapse vs. Colorado and keep up with an inspired Ducks squad.

Record: 19-17

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Paul from Kings News Daily

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Record: 18-18

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

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Record: 15-21

Prediction Panel: Apr. 11

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 4, Avalanche 1

Reason: Being back home will give the Kings an offensive shot in the arm.

Record: 21-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 4, Avalanche 1

Reason: And this is only if Tyffoli plays

Record: 21-14

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Avalanche 1

Reason: God I hope so.

Record: 20-15

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

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Record: 19-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Avalanche 1

Reason: I won’t be at the game which always spells good luck for the home team. Guess who was at the pond last night?

Record: 18-17

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Avalanche 2

Reason: Stars game was one to forget. The boys should bounce back nicely.

Record: 18-17


Paul from Kings News Daily

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Record: 18-17

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 3, Avalanche 0

Reason: The Kings haven’t had a three-game losing streak since they opened the season 0-2-1. This game will be proof the defending Stanley Cup champions are still considered worthy of repeating.

Record: 18-17

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

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Record: 15-20

Prediction Panel: Apr. 9

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Stars 2

Reason: They won 3-2 last time in Dallas.

Record: 21-13

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

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Record: 21-13

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Stars 3, Kings 2
Reason: The Kings have been snake bitten by this team this year for some reason, and the new call ups have been playing better than their veteran predecessors.

Record: 19-15

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 4, Stars 2

Reason: Because I want the Kings to be 10 games over .500

Record: 19-15

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4 Dallas 1

Reason: With the OT loss against the Ducks….the Kings are due.

Record: 18-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Stars 2

Reason: I hope the Kings don’t let down their guard on this one. Need those points!

Record: 18-16


Paul from Kings News Daily

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Record: 18-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Stars 2, Kings 1

Reason: I’m getting an uneasy feeling.

Record: 17-17

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

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Record: 15-19

Prediction Panel: Apr. 7

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Ducks 2

Reason: They won 3-2 last Sunday so why not?

Record: 21-12

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 2, Ducks 1

Reason: With Bernier in goal, the top lines of the Kings won’t be scoring.  Will be a gritty, physical game with help from our 3rd and 4th lines.  I can see Clifford having 2 in the net.

Record: 21-12

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Ducks 2

Reason: Kings take down the quack attack at the pond.

Record: 19-14

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 3,  Ducks 0

Reason: Big Rig keep on rollin

Record: 19-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3 Ducks 2

Reason:  Kings continue to play the system to a T taking the body and giving the Ducks all they can handle. Selanne is good for a PP goal but contributions from all lines are enough for the Kings to get the W and give them a chance to win the Pacific.

Record: 18-15

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Ducks 2

Reason: While the Ducks are all but guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, they’re not guaranteed the top spot in the Pacific. They’re starting to play more like the Ducks we expected to see this season and it’s not too late for the Kings to take the Pacific and second overall in the west. Time to make it happen!

Record: 18-15


Paul from Kings News Daily

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Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 4, Ducks 1

Reason: It’s time for some attitude adjustment.

Record: 17-16

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 5, Ducks 2

Reason: They can steamroll them. It’s about time they did.

Record: 15-18