The 1993 Western Conference finals.

June 6, 2007

As Jim Fox has said, “This was the hardest hitting, most vicious series ever”. Though I was only 9 years old at the time, I remember this series as if it were yesterday. This was the series that prompted McSorely to get about 90 something threats. Kings had a lot of adversity just to get to this point of being in Game 7 of the 1993 Western Conference finals.

Now the Kings didn’t get off to a great start in the 93′ series because of injuries, particularly with Gretzky having back problems. When he came back the Kings got into the playoffs as a 6th seed. Facing the Calgary Flames, a team that bounced Gretzky and the Kings in 89′, the Kings bounced the Flames in the first round by scoring 33 goals. Next up for the Kings was the Vancouver Canucks. The Kings were huge underdogs against the Canucks and the reason being was that the Canucks simply had the Kings number by going 5-2 in the regular season against the Kings. Not to mention the Canucks were hard to beat at home, Kings couldn’t beat the Canucks at home in the last 4 tries. However in Game 5 the score was 3-3 heading into the second overtime and Sawchuk ripped one past Kirk McLean to end the game. The Canucks never recovered from that game and the Kings finished them off winning the series in 6.

Now here we are with the Maple Leafs up next, and once again the Kings are huge underdogs. While game 7 was incredible to watch, so was game 6 because the Kings were on the verge of losing to the Leafs in overtime with the score 4-4. In the extra period Luc Robitaille passed, now when he passed the puck you just knew the game was over when it was heading to Gretzky, and the Great One shoots it in. I could tell you about game 7, but you just have to watch it. There was tremendous pressure on Gretzky and both teams are battle worn. Thanks to Google here is the link to the thrilling game 7.

Game 7 1993 Kings vs Leafs

Some youtube stuff-

McSorely vs Clark

Series overview


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