LA Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (foreground center)
EL SEGUNDO, CA — As the Los Angeles Kings
prepared for tonight’s Game 2 of their second round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks
, they knew that despite winning Game 1, they must play considerably better than they did, if they expect to win Game 2, let alone advance to the Western Conference Finals.
In Game 1, the Kings found themselves hemmed into their own zone by the Ducks for extended periods, much of that caused by their own mistakes.
“I thought our puck management wasn’t great,” said right wing Justin Williams. “I didn’t think our forecheck was great. I think all around, everyone has areas to improve on and myself, personally, also.”
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