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Video: Kings earn the title “road warriors”

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Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by teammate Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, to win the game during the overtime period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the New Jersey Devils Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


As much as Darryl Sutter tries to downplay it, the Los Angeles Kings are on a record-breaking road playoff run. They’re 9-0 in 2012 and carried over two wins from last year’s playoffs, pushing them ahead of any NHL squad when it comes to their road prowess. In other words, they’ve earned the right to be called “road warriors.”

Naturally, as a lapsed pro wrestling fan, I cannot help but think of the other Road Warriors/Legion of Doom. With those two in mind, which Kings player would be Hawk and Animal? I’d go with Anze Kopitar for Animal (raccoon eyes) and Dustin Brown for Hawk (scrappiness, generally amusing facial hair, could totally imagine Brown say “Ohhhh what a rush!”) but feel free to share your own choices.