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Kings’ coach doesn’t think 2-0 deficit is ‘end of the world’

May 4, 2013, 12:58 AM EDT

Darryl Sutter Getty Images

In 2012, Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter admitted that he’s no Nostradamus. He at least seems to have some awareness of dire (and not-so-dire) situations, however, considering what he told the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott about the Kings’ 2-0 series deficit to the St. Louis Blues:

“You guys are asking questions that are sort of like end-of-the-world questions,” Sutter said. “It’s really not that.”

Sutter even trotted out potential good news: defenseman Matt Greene might be able to go in Game 3 on Friday.

While the 29-year-old blueliner isn’t the type of addition that would solve all the Kings’ problems, he could help in a very tight series, especially with Sutter acknowledging that some unnamed players are “banged up.”

Tighter defense is great, but the team knows that they need to give Jonathan Quick more goal support.

“You’re not going to win many games when you score one goal. But we’re home and we’ve just got to make sure we take advantage of these home games,” Jarret Stoll said. “Not much room for error now. We know that.”

  1. josephdj9 - May 4, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Well when you get right down to it, 4-0 is not the end of the world. Just means you are finished playing this year; try again next year. Get a Grip people!

  2. blomfeld - May 4, 2013 at 1:45 AM


    Fall in friends and be ready, because we’re now going in !

    • bluesfan58 - May 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Nice video clip — and they even sort of look like the Kings’ uniforms. But inspirational as it may be for Brown, Penner,, you do recall that in the movie all of these guys got crushed in the end?

  3. cardsandbluesforever - May 4, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    in case anyone was curious, Dustin Brown’s Elbow now has its own twitter account. @DustinsElbow . there will be live tweets between shifts and during intermissions

  4. letsgopens8771 - May 4, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    I forgot about Jeff Carter. He had an awesome regular season, but where is he in the playoffs, Huh?

  5. mclovinhockey - May 4, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Meh someone beat me to it, I was gonna say its not the end of the world, just a good start to the end of your season.

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