To call it a disaster would be an understatement. The Los Angeles Kings gave up five consecutive goals and lost Game 1 to the San Jose Sharks, 6-3. They responded with an excellent first period in Game 2, going up 2-0.
Over the next two periods, the Kings were eaten alive in the Shark Tank, allowing seven unanswered goals to go down 2-0 in the series.
Make no mistake: This is different than last year when the Kings found themselves down 2-0 to the St. Louis Blues.
The entire team needs to step up, find a way to match the Sharks' speed and play sound defense.
With that said, here are the biggest takeaways from the series so far.