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The Stressful LA Kings

from Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Register,

Instead of rally towels, perhaps the Kings should give blood-pressure pills to their fans.

This is an exciting but anxious time to follow the Kings, who led their fans to despair (a 3-0 first-round series deficit against San Jose), then joy (a historic comeback), then did it all over again Saturday night.

The Kings trailed in the waning moments of Game 1 against the Ducks, tied the game with seven seconds remaining in regulation then won it, 3-2, in overtime. Game 2 is Monday night at Honda Center, and the Kings are carving out their niche as the team that won’t go away, or do anything in an easy, simple fashion.

“We always find a way to make it difficult and then find a way to dig ourselves out,” captain Dustin Brown said. “I think that just reassures our belief system in each other.”

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As a sidenote, Mike Richards is the only player to have come back from 0-3 series deficits.

I have to believe he might be on the books as the only one for a long time. 

I also thinks it says a lot about the leadership he brings to a team despite his absence from “dry island”

Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 05/05/14 at 11:12 AM ET

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As a sidenote, Mike Richards is the only player to have come back from 0-3 series deficits.

I have to believe he might be on the books as the only one for a long time.

I also thinks it says a lot about the leadership he brings to a team despite his absence from “dry island”

Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 05/05/14 at 11:12 AM ET

Wasn’t Jeff Carter on that Flyers team, too?  Or was already with CBJ?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 05/05/14 at 02:57 PM ET

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