The 2013 season is five games old, and the defending champion Los Angeles Kings are 2-2-1.
By no means has the team been convincing in its performances thus far, and the Kings seem to be struggling with a lot of the same things that they struggled with prior to the postseason last year.
Granted, a 2-2-1 record is not bad. The offense is starting to come around, but the team is still teetering on underachievement and the whispers of "hangover" are still traversing the league.
What are some keys for the team to avoid the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover?