Monday, May 12, 2014
Ducks-Kings battle gets simplified
By Pierre LeBrun
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Battle of SoCal is down a simple scenario.
"It's a best-of-three now," Kings captain Dustin Brown said Monday morning ahead of Game 5. "It's a long way to win that first one. I can't really disagree with that."
The Kings have lost two straight after opening with a pair of wins at Honda Center. They were shut out by rookie John Gibson on Saturday night and know they'll face him again in Game 5.
"I think it is just finishing chances we had," Brown said. "We had a lot of really good chances but didn't put them in the net. Gibson played well, but at the same time we need to bear down when we get those Grade-A scoring chances."
"I thought I did pretty well, not bad," Smith-Pelly said. "Playing with those guys, I just have to do my thing and let them play their game. If I try and play like them, I probably won’t do too well. As long as I’m able to play my game, I’ll be able to help."