As imminent as a game-winner may have appeared to some after Drew Doughty's third period equalizer Saturday night, the Los Angeles Kings once again boarded a charter flight bound for a Game 5 expecting their stiffest challenge during a postseason in which they've bit, clawed and scraped to a 15-3 record.
"We're not going to add more pressure than we need to," Dustin Penner said about resetting for an emotional Game 5. "We're going to have the same amount of pressure that we've always had put on ourselves throughout these playoffs."
At no point in either of their two previous Game 5s did Kings fans ever feel comfortable with the team's predicament as Darryl Sutter's club erased deficits to engineer a pair of come-from-behind wins in overtime.
In a 2-1 win in Vancouver on April 22 and a 4-3 win over Phoenix one month later, 12 different Kings recorded points in a spread out scoring effort. Drew Doughty had a goal and two assists and was the only skater who pulled in more than thre...