Anze Kopitar said Saturday that it was good to go home for two days and nights instead of staying in San Jose between Games 1 and 2. It was better to sleep in one’s own better, preferable to staying in a downtown San Jose hotel and “avoiding the circus,” as the Kings’ leading scorer during the regular season phrased it.
Wait, sleepy downtown San Jose is a circus?
Kopitar simply meant it was beneficial to be away from the playoff hype machine. The normal routine of home was a far better place to be than to be sitting around the hotel watching hockey highlights on the TV and eating, drinking and thinking about the games all day and night.