Apr 20, 2014, 9:05 PM EST
The Los Angeles Kings hope to even their first-round series against in-state rivals the San Jose Sharks in Game 2, which can be seen on NBCSN on Sunday and can also be streamed via the link below:
The Sharks rushed out to a 5-0 lead through two periods in Game 1 before cruising to their win. Their goal is as simple as it gets: do more of the same on Sunday night.
For the Kings, it’s a little more interesting, as they must avoid a stagnant start and also need much more from Jonathan Quick. The Olympian and Conn Smythe-winner was pulled against the Sharks and it was very much on him (rather than merely a momentum-related move) in that last game.
These two teams are expected to have a physical, hard-fought series, but the Kings need to be more competitive to make that happen. A better showing in Game 2 would go a long way in accomplishing that goal.
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