Kings think turn­around pos­si­ble

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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.

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