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Pressure On The Los Angeles Kings

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

If the fourth game is indeed the hardest one to win, the Kings may be the poster boys for that saying as the NHL season refuses to end.

The Kings aren’t happy the Stanley Cup final has come to this. They have another chance to close out the New York Rangers on Friday night at the Staples Center and Los Angeles wants this overwith.

Rangers’ centre Derrick Brassard tossed the pressure card in the direction of the Kings following practice Thursday.

“The mindset is totally different because we have nothing to lose,” Brassard said. “We do, because we’re playing for the Stanley Cup, but at the same time it’s 3-1 and all the pressure is on them to close out the series.

“It’s never easy. We’ve felt as a team we’ve been playing right with them the whole series.”

The Kings have been here before, up 3-1 in the Cup final and unable to get it done easily. It happened in 2012 against the New Jersey Devils when the Kings weren’t able to close it out until Game 6.

“We’re not thinking about that,” defenceman Drew Doughty said. “We’re back home, that’s where won it last time, so that’s what we’re thinking about here.”

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The Kings aren’t happy the Stanley Cup final has come to this.

A 3-1 series lead in the SCF?  Wow, it must really suck to be the Kings.

Posted by neffernin on 06/13/14 at 03:22 PM ET

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Remember when Patrick Kane tried to play the pressure card via the media last series? That worked well for him, didn’t it?

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/13/14 at 05:42 PM ET

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