Kings think turnaround possible
The Vegas Golden Knights will go for a sweep of their firstround series in Game 4 tonight in los angeles.
los angeles is the most recent team to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, doing so in 2014 against the san Jose sharks on the way to winning the stanley Cup.
Kings coach John Stevens, who was an assistant four years ago, said his team has “had some resilience all year,” and the tightness of the games against Vegas combined with the excellence of goaltender Jonathan Quick certainly makes an turnaround possible.
stevens is none too happy about a missed call on Vegas forward Erik Haula for hitting Anze Kopitar in the face with the butt end of his stick in
Game 3 on sunday.
“We get a guy (Drew Doughty) suspended for making a hockey play (in
Game 1), and he butt-ends one of the best players in the world in the face,” stevens said. “That’s an intent-to-injure play.”
Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky is out for at least the next two games with what the team is calling an “upper-body” injury. Burakovsky was injured on a hit from Columbus forward Boone Jenner on sunday.
Colorado defenceman Samuel Girard was not available for Game 3 against Nashville last night due to an upper-body injury ... linesman Steve Barton will require surgery after inadvertently clipped skates with Columbus forward Josh Anderson on sunday. Barton dislocated his kneecap and tore a quadriceps muscle in his left leg.