EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings are facing their fifth playoff elimination game of the spring on Wednesday night.
Given the way Los Angeles handled this situation in the previous round, the Anaheim Ducks are understandably wary.
The Ducks are one win away from their first trip to the Western Conference finals since their only Stanley Cup season in 2007, but the Kings only need to win Game 6 at Staples Center to force a seventh game.
Los Angeles is confident it can snap a three-game skid with a complete defensive effort.
Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.
— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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