LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks are trying to treat every playoff road game as a business trip, even when that trip is only 30 miles on a bus.
The Ducks are spending a few days at a downtown Los Angeles hotel during their second-round series against the Kings. After winning Game 3, Anaheim hopes to even the series with a victory Saturday night at Staples Center.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf says the top-seeded Ducks are living on the road to stay focused on their post-season task. It's important to maintain the proper urgency against the post-season-tested Kings, who have won 31 playoff games in the last three years.
The Kings let Anaheim back in the series Thursday, but they're still in position to seize control in Game 4.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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