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Kings wary of falling into last season's trap

Kings wary of falling into last season's trap

An 0-2 start is no reason to panic. But for the Kings, who finished two points behind Calgary last season for the third Pacific Division playoff spot, losing to San Jose and Arizona reminded them of the potential consequences of letting points slip through their gloved fingers.

"I think everyone understands in here that we haven't played very well in these first two games," team captain Dustin Brown said. "And a lot of it has a lot to do, especially in the first game, with our compete level, and that's unacceptable to have a low compete level.

"There's one thing since I've been here — even when we had those bad teams, we always played hard. And that's...