It's puzzling how this team continues to have very slow starts. I can't recall the last time it was the Kings that came on strong from the drop of the puck. This team needs a killer instinct and attitude.
Look at how different the second line looked when Penner was put on there. Keep that line intact for Game 5 and take it to the Sharks. Despite a horrendous first half of the game, the Kings were within reach to tie or win this game.
I expect a significantly better effort on Thursday.
The 3rd period was crucial. Let's just hope we can sustain that dominance and the Sharks don't make any adjustments.
I've been on both ends of a blown 2-0 series lead (Clippers and Kings) in two sports this spring. I'm getting nervous now, but at least that 3rd period gave us some encouragement that we can finally control the Sharks' pressure.
Just gonna copy my main board post in tribute to our effort
series is as we expected...very back and forth. One minute, your team looks unbeatable, the next, the other team is giving it right back. Love it, it's bad for my heart. Best of 3 now boys, hold onto your beers!
(series this close means bad calls hurt so much more. nothing to do but fight through it. best of 3 with home rink advantage. Let's do this!)
I liked having Greene back. He's a tone setter with the physical play. muZzin was buzzing in the offensive zone. Refs were BAD but the kings first period was worse! Both teams have won at home if that trend continues we advance to WCF!