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The Los Angeles Kings Know They Need One More Win

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

"We can treat this as the Stanley Cup Final. This game is huge," Doughty said Tuesday. "We can't get any further without a win, so I think that's how we're looking at it. This is the biggest game of our lives, of our careers, and there's no option but to win."

The Kings played a Game 7 against San Jose in the second round last season, but that series unfolded much differently. Last spring the Kings had home-ice advantage, and they don't have it this time. Each of their first two losses a year ago was by a 2-1 count — the first in overtime and the second in regulation — and this season they lost the first two games by a cumulative 13-5.

Each game of last season's series was won by the home team, but that hasn't happened this time. The Sharks won Game 3 at Staples Center in overtime and the Kings retaliated by blanking the Sharks in Game 5 at SAP Center on Saturday.

"It's not our most conventional way to go through a series," forward Mike Richards said, "but you've got to win, I guess, in different ways."

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Ajax19's avatar

“The Los Angeles Kings Know They Need One More Win”

I am very glad to hear that the Los Angeles Kings can count to four and understand this is a best of seven series (and what that means)!

Posted by Ajax19 on 04/30/14 at 08:15 AM ET

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