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Something New For The Kings, Home-Ice Advantage

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Looking at the bigger picture, no Kings team has had home-ice advantage since 1992, a span of 16 straight series.

Although this will be a new wrinkle for the Kings, they shouldn’t be thrown off-stride. They will take a 10-game home winning streak into Tuesday’s game, including a three-game playoff home win streak. That equals a club record previously done eight times.

Players said Tuesday that having home-ice advantage won’t lead them to relax or in any way change how  they approach this series against the No. 6 Sharks.

“You’ve got to win everywhere to win,” center Colin Fraser said. “All season long we talked about having home ice and it came down to the last day of the season and we didn’t get it, but we get it in this round. You’ve got to take advantage of it. Starting at home is nicer and we’ve got to get off on the right foot and win our games at home.”

Team captain Dustin Brown said players’ mind-set might need to adjust a bit.


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