A Closer Look at the Kings and “That 70s Line”
It has been a dominant display this postseason by the Los Angeles Kings. Their top forwards are on pace to emulate an accomplishment that has not happened since the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1998. That accomplishment would be the same team with the top four scorers over the course of the playoffs. In 1998 it was Yzerman, Fedorov, Holmstrom and Lidstrom that accomplished the feat. This year it is Kopitar, Carter, Williams and Gaborik who are currently on pace. Meanwhile Drew Doughty is tied with Jonathan Toews for sixth in scoring and needs just three more points to jump ahead of Patrick Kane into fifth spot.
The possibility of having the top five scoring players all from one team is very real, considering that the highest scoring Rangers are McDonaugh (16 points) and St Louis (14 points). it could happen. Needless to say, these Kings are impressive.
That 70s Line
If there was a trophy presented to the players with the best line combination nickname, one would think that Jeff Carter (#77), Tyler Toffoli (#73) and Tanner Pearson (#70) would win the award by a landslide this postseason. The nickname is clever and has helped establish Toffoli as a household name while putting Pearson on the radar of most poolies as a nice farm addition in dynasty leagues. Somewhere out there Donna and Eric are beaming with pride.
To get a better picture of how great That 70s Line has been during the playoffs, let's have a look at the top lines this postseason courtesy of Frozen Pool's Report Generator.