I hope you are right, but the kings are just terrible in the afternoon.
No excuses with 20 minutes left. All the kings need to do is get a tie in the third and they advance. Richards needs to get in the game. Didn't notice him at all in the second.
That wasn't a good period but I'm not worried that it's an afternoon game. That didn't stop the Kings from controlling the play in the 1st. A few fumbled chances could have easily been Kings goals. I just haven't seen anything in these playoffs to make me think the team won't be ready for the 3rd.
__________________ "I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough." - Mark Twain.
These guys are paid too much to use afternoon games as an excuse. The Kings are doing well to keep the puck out of their own net first of all, now let's just clean up the turnovers and poor puck management decisions that showed up in the 2nd.