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No argument here: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks strive for simple solutions in key Game 4

Sunday, 05.25.2014 / 7:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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No argument here: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks strive for simple solutions in key Game 4

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Darryl Sutter and Joel Quenneville will leave the arguments about etiquette and unwritten rules to the coaches in the Eastern Conference finals.

The West coaches have been straightforward and plain about what's working well and what must change when their series goes to Game 4 on Monday night.

When the Los Angeles Kings attempt to take a 3-1 series lead at Staples Center, they'll stick to their no-nonsense game plan against the powerful Blackhawks. The Kings will require scoring and defence from all four lines, because Sutter won't mix his forwards or play matchup games against Chicago's top players.

Quenneville sees simple solutions to the defending Stanley Cup champions' latest 2-1 series deficit, and they all start with a commitment to gritty goals and penalty-free defence.

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This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens