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Round Up: Round 2 Playoff Predictions

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

WHO: Pierre Lebrun, ESPN

THEIR CALL: Kings in 6

“Just like I picked the Kings to beat the Sharks because of the Jonathan Quick factor, same holds true here.”

WHO: Barry Melrose, ESPN

THEIR CALL: Kings in 7

WHO: Yahoo! Puck Daddy

THEIR CALL: Of their 7 Staff, 5 have the Kings

“The Kings are in juggernaut mode right now, and that’s bad news for the Ducks.”

WHO: Rory Boylen, The Hockey News

THEIR CALL: Kings in 6

“And then there’s Jonathan Quick, who can destroy the spirit of any team with this acrobatic ways. Can Anaheim overcome their possession woes and Quick’s excellent goaltending? We say, no.”

WHO: Allan Muir, Sports Illustrated

THEIR CALL: Kings in 5

“A short series? Bet on it. That’s not to say it won’t be a hard-fought thriller, but the advantages the Kings have in goal and on the blue line are too pronounced for this to drag on long.”

WHO: CBS Sports

THEIR CALL: Kings in 6, or 7

“The Kings simply have the personnel geared toward playing a style of game that makes things very difficult on opposing teams.”

WHO: ‘Experts’, ESPN

THEIR CALL: 10 of 13 ‘Experts’ have the Kings

WHO: Jonathan Willis, Bleacher Report

THEIR CALL: Kings in 6

“The Kings have the capability of playing a ruthlessly effective five-on-five game that the Ducks just can't match, they have the benefit of confidence in their starting goaltender and unlike the Ducks, Los Angeles already has the experience of having faced a legitimate Stanley Cup contender in the first round.”

WHO: USA TODAY’S Kevin Allen

THEIR CALL: Kings in 6, or 7

“The Kings are a team built to thrive and survive in the tougher playoff setting.”

WHO: Sal J. Lentile, The Hockey Daily

THEIR CALL: Kings in 7

“Defence wins. That’s a theme in The Hockey Daily’s playoff predictions, and I’m sticking to it.”

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