LA Kings right wing Justin Williams
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Down 2-0 in the 2013 Western Conference Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks
, the Los Angeles Kings
are not in a do-or-die situation.
Indeed, they are not facing elimination. That said, they know that they cannot afford to go down in the series, 3-0, not against a healthy Blackhawks team that is now firing on all cylinders, and is getting contributions from all parts of their lineup—highly reminiscent of the Kings team that won the Stanley Cup last season.
“We [were] here, what, three weeks ago,” asked right wing Justin Williams, referring to his team coming back from a 2-0 series deficit in the first round of the playoffs against the St. Louis Blues. “Obviously, it’s four wins or go home, so it’s not do-or-die tomorrow, but it is.”
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