Heading into Game 3, the Los Angeles Kings must not be feeling very confident, and with good reason. Still, there are positives:
1. Every game (expect that rescheduled one between the Blue Jackets and Stars) begins 0-0.
2. They fought back from a 2-0 deficit last year against a strong St. Louis Blues team.
3. The Minnesota Wild showed that a change of scenery can be a nice way to turn things around.
Stretching things a bit? Maybe, but a simple win would get them right back into this first-round series with the San Jose Sharks, who lead the series 2-0 as of this writing. The game airs on NBCSN and can be streamed via the link below.
It’s going to be interesting to see if Hammond can replicate the success he had last season, when he came out of nowhere to go 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage, and finish seventh in Vezina voting.