Can the Kings reel in the Sharks?
Stopping the St. Louis Blues and their pop-gun offense in the first round was one thing. After all, the Kings could count the number of truly dangerous offensive players in the Blues’ lineup on two fingers. The Sharks’ scoring depth is much greater, with Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton leading an efficient attack. The Kings can’t focus their defensive attention on only one or two players. They will need to cast a wider net to stop or at least slow down the Sharks.