Soon after the Los Angeles Kings fired head coach Terry Murrayin late December 2011, the organization hired Darryl Sutter, who had last been seen as the general manager of the Calgary Flames. Sutter has had nothing but success since he began calling the Staples Center home.
He has led the Kings to 220 points in just 179 regular-season games. In addition, he has won 37 of 59 playoff games with Los Angeles. Sutter has also set a few NHL records in these Stanley Cup Playoffs as he matched the record for the most Game 7s for a coach all-time. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Kings became the first team to do each of the following: to win three road Game 7s in one postseason and to win three Game 7s before the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Kings are now looking for their second Stanley Cup Trophy in the last three years. The 55-year-old coach from Viking, Alberta is ready for another important series. After encountering just four losses in his first postseason as the coach of the Kings, his team has already lost nine games in each of the last two Stanley Cup Playoffs. The New York Rangers have already won two Game 7s this postseason, so we could be looking at yet another decisive Game 7. This would be the first NHL Game 7 in Los Angeles in over a year.