It's been less than 24 hours since the Los Angeles Kings
decided to make a coaching change by firing Terry Murray
and replacing him on an interim basis with assistant John Stevens
There hasn't been much of an opportunity for the slumping Kings, who are the League's lowest-scoring team and have lost four in a row, to make major changes to their approach to the game. So captain Dustin Brown
says it's more about him and his teammates having a better mental outlook when they take the ice against the Boston Bruins
tonight and going forward.
"In regards to how we play the game, I think it's more about our attitude. Honestly," Brown said after his team's morning skate at the TD Garden. "The difference, the parity in the NHL now, especially in the West. Teams are so close. It's more about the type of attitude we bring to the game and we have to have a better, more hungry attitude. We weren't a hungry team and we've got to get back to getting on the puck and having that attitude, that swagger. You look around at the top teams in the League, they all have an attitude.
"Minnesota's probably a good example of that. I don't think if you look on paper you'd think they're the best team in the League. But right now they're playing with attitude and we as a team, as a group of players, have to find that attitude."
Stevena said not to expect "wholesale changes" to the Kings' lineup tonight, so they'll probably go with the lineup they practiced with yesterday:
- Anze Kopitar
- Dustin Penner
- Jarret Stoll
- Justin Williams
- Andrei Loktionov
- Trent Hunter
- Colin Fraser
- Trevor Lewis
- Drew Doughty
- Slava Voynov
- Matt Greene
The extras on defense are Alec Martinez
and Davis Drewiske