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Quick trouble: Los Angeles Kings are staying calm after giving up 6 goals in playoff opener

Friday, 04.18.2014 / 6:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Quick trouble: Los Angeles Kings are staying calm after giving up 6 goals in playoff opener

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Jonathan Quick realizes that even the NHL's best defensive team is powerless against a few bad bounces of the puck.

The Los Angeles Kings and their star goalie aren't worrying or panicking after they were blitzed 6-3 by the San Jose Sharks in their playoff opener. The Kings fell behind by five goals in the first two periods before Quick was pulled during an evening of surprises for a defensive powerhouse.

Quick credits the Sharks for their scoring bonanza, but also thinks San Jose got lucky bounces and fortunate breaks, particularly while scoring twice late in the first period.

With two days off between games at the Shark Tank, the Kings returned to their training complex for two practices. Coach Darryl Sutter says the Kings will "start over" this weekend.

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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final