There is something special about rallying from an 3-0 series deficit, so extraordinary that it has happened only three times in
"We have to be desperate," Carter said. "We're down, 3-0. There's no time to sit back and wait for things to happen. You have to out there and make them happen. If we don't, it's going to be a long summer. We need everybody on the same page tomorrow night."
That would be Thursday at
"We got back to the type of series that we thought we would have coming in," Sharks Coach Todd McLellan said. "In fact, there was still more scoring than we thought. We didn't think there would be seven goals scored, but it will be that type of game. We will have to play a better game tomorrow than we did yesterday."
The Kings were dramatically better in Game 3, though the bar wasn't set overly high after their woes and shortcomings in the first two games in San Jose.
"I think it was the first time that we got to him," Gaborik said. "The first couple of games, we scored goals, but they were ugly goals, which we need. But it was the first time we really got to him in terms of having quality scoring chances and being on him. We just have to have that more and try to find the net."
Rest assured, the damage is not on par with the injuries the Kings were dealing with in the Chicago playoff series last season.
"No, no, no. I don't really want to compare that," Sutter said. "Pain is part of it. There's a difference between injured and hurt. Obviously, you're talking about
Doughty played on a bad ankle in the playoffs last year against the Sharks and the
He said Tuesday morning that he wasn't happy playing only 23 minutes in Game 2 and went on to record two assists in Game 3. Sutter liked that attitude and talked about the combination of Doughty's innate hockey sense and competitiveness.
"He's got to do for us what [
"That's kind of how you match it up. He wants to play and that's a good thing. I like them guys who try to stay out there and are not trying to get off because of who's on the ice. He's a guy who wants to go back out and not come off the ice. That's a good trait to have.
"That's what those guys who win championships, or are big parts of a team's success, that's why they are like that. We can all sit there and watch and say, 'Oh, he can really skate or he can really shoot or whatever.' But there's something else special about top players. That's why they're all top players because there's something else there."