CHICAGO -- At least the Los Angeles Kings weren't fooling themselves when they took a 1-0 into the first intermission of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon.
They played poorly, were outshot 17-2, yet still found themselves ahead. It was a precursor to the rest of the afternoon, as the Kings never got on track in an eventual 2-1 loss. Coach Darryl Sutter was asked how he reacted after the opening 20 minutes.
"Like normal," Sutter quipped afterward. "You should say, 'How did you feel?' Fortunate," he said answering his own question.