It wasn’t a bag skate on Friday, far from it.
But the Kings had a much longer and tougher practice than what was expected after Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Ducks. They often trickle off the ice in dribs and drabs – usually Jeff Carter escapes first - but most exited Friday at about the same time after a grueling session.
Coach Darryl Sutter was aiming for a reset, feeling there was some slippage in the upper echelon of the lineup. With the chance to get in three practices before a seven-game trip starts next week, Sutter felt things were moving in the right direction after session No. 1 on Friday.
“Oh yes, no question,” he said....