Another round of winter weather is heading into Maryland.
Coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team’s chances of making a deep playoff run, but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, Los Angeles won all three games this season, too, and have taken eight in a row overall.
“If he’s able to make it back, he will be back in the rotation, ready to play,” Woodson said. “I’m expecting him to do what he was doing before he left. He played some pretty good, positive minutes for our ballclub before he got hurt.”
It’s hardly a stretch to conjure up four road victories in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Saints are hefty favorites at Seattle, which is the first division winner with a losing record in, well, forever. Green Bay already has won at Philadelphia, in the season opener. Baltimore (12-4) also is a road favorite at Kansas City (10-6). And the New York Jets (11-5) have a better record than Indianapolis (10-6).