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Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'
Kings' take-away from Game 1 playoff loss to San Jose? 'Play better'

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 San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Kings players were repeating the same phrase when asked about the team's approach to Game 2: "Play better." 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...

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