I’m not sure who you’re talking to here.
I don’t think you’re going to get a lot of clarity out of the hockey world.
There’s no question that Vegas’ run to the Cup playoffs is going to be a long one.
The Kings have been without two key pieces, defenseman Mattias Ekholm and forward Drew Doughty.
Doughty suffered a season-ending concussion against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
It was Ekholm who took over the top defensive pairing for the Kings in the playoffs.
They were both out of hockey for two games this past weekend, and the injury happened at the same time.
Vegas won’t have Ekholm or Doughty back for the next two games.
So there’s some confusion around what the Kings need to do to get themselves into the postseason.
What the Kings have to do is figure out what to do in a game that is in the third period.
With the Kings playing well in the first period, they can score, get a couple of goals, and keep the puck in the zone.
They also have to be able to handle the puck.
“I don`t know if we`re really looking to go in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh period, or we`ve got to go through the third and fourth period,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.
“But if we can figure out how to do it in a way that is going in the right direction, that will make us a lot more competitive.”
The Kings were the NHL’s worst team at even strength for the past four years.
This season, they have the second-worst goal differential.
They are third in goals allowed.
Despite the lack of talent, they are getting back to their winning ways.
Kings forward Marian Gaborik scored two goals in Game 1 against the Penguins, which they won 3-2.
The Kings are now 6-2-0 on the road in the postseason, and are 2-1-1 on the back of two games in six days.
Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen had two assists in Game 2, and defenseman Adam McQuaid also had a goal.
But the Kings defense has been dominant in their two games against Vegas.
After a 4-3 loss in Game 3 on Saturday, Los Angeles had three goals in the second period and four in the final six minutes.
The third period was their best.
Los Angeles will have to rely on the power play in Game 4, but the Kings will need to be smart in their own zone.
Defenseman Matt Bartkowski scored his first goal of the postseason in Game 5, and he is one of two defensemen on the Kings roster who scored in the series opener.
In Game 6, the Kings had one goal in the opening frame, and that was on an assist by defenseman Travis Hamonic.
Game 7 on Sunday will be the Kings best chance to win the Stanley the last time they play in the Cup finals.
You know what, I think it`s going to take a lot to get in the Final Four, and this is a great opportunity for the franchise to do that.
It`s a great way to celebrate the team that has been here for so long.