Remember last year?

For those still distraught over Saturday’s Kings loss, remember that it could be worse. Like, say, last year, when the Kings started 0-2 after home-and-home losses to San Jose. The Kings started in San Jose, lost 3-1, then came to Staples Center the next night and lost 1-0. Terry Murray referenced that when asked about this season’s opening loss and how best to rebound from it…

MURRAY: “I think if you look back at the first game last year, in San Jose, it was kind of the same scenario. A lot of deer-in-the-headlights, `Wow, what a good team they have,’ and we didn’t know how to play. What you have to get back to, and what we did get back to all the time last year, was the checking part of the game. That always brings you back.

“If you pay attention to the play without the puck, you’re going to end up doing good things and good things will happen going the other way for you. But that gives you an opportunity just to regroup and get back into the game and win it late in the third or win it in overtime. If you can keep that kind of mindset, that kind of foundation, that’s what we can never get away from.”

Rules for Blog Commenting

  • No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other comments, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • Please do not discuss, or post links to websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.