Vulcanized rubber ricocheting off plexiglass wasn't the only source of echoes at the Kings' practice facility Friday.
After Thursday's 6-3 loss to the
It's a loaded couple of words considering how many odd-man rushes and turnovers the Kings gave up in what was arguably their worst playoff-game effort since a 6-3 loss to the Sharks in 2011. Still, the players are confident their Game 1 performance is not indicative of how the series will play out.
"We didn't do a very good job of weathering the storm," Kings defenseman
"It's not like there is a big difference in speed," Sutter said. "It wasn't our night. They scored a bad goal early, we made a bad line change and two of our veterans turned pucks over in the neutral zone on the same play, and it's three-nothing."
Winning Sunday's Game 2 in San Jose would go a long way in redeeming the Kings' performance in the opener. Home teams have won six of the first seven
Will Game 2 mark a return to the level of hockey that propelled the Kings to a 100-point season?
"We want to play our best hockey," Kings defenseman
Jonathan Quick didn't seem thrilled about San Jose forward
A more reflective Quick said Friday he understood Brown was just doing his job.
"It's where goals are scored," Quick said. "So he was going to the area where goals are scored."
Sutter on power outage
Sutter was glad the brief power outage at SAP Center before the start of Game 1 happened when everyone was still in the locker room, saying he wouldn't have been adequately prepared if he was anywhere else in the building.
"I was in the locker room, that's where everybody was," Sutter said. "It's like I told [General Manager] Dean [Lombardi], it's a good thing he wasn't in an elevator, and I'm glad it wasn't when we were walking, because in San Jose you've got to walk across the ice. So if it would have gotten dark in there, I would have had a problem. I didn't have a candle or a cigar or nothing."