These past two days have marked the first time this month the Kings have been able to practice two days in a row. The Kings played 14 games in the first 26 days of December, which — along with travel time and days off for the holidays — created a lack of practice availability. It’s made it difficult for the Kings, who have lost eight games in a row, to break out of their struggles.
“Two practices in a row,” Crawford said. “Its like, wow, you get to work on facets of your game. Lets face it, we havent been sharp. I think part of the reason we havent been sharp is because we’ve been trying to make corrections off video and chalk talks and stuff like that. Theres no substitute for good, hard work and practice.”
“When youre not able to practice, there’s not a lot of time to fix things or adjust or even look back at the game you played since you have to look forward to the next one,” Patrick O’Sullivan said.