And while the Kings boarded a plane back to Los Angeles on Thursday morning, licking their wounds after a 6-0 beating in Game 2 at Rogers Place on Wednesday, they could take solace in having wrestled home-ice advantage away from the Oilers by winning the opening game of the series Monday.
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series goes Friday (8 p.m.) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, while Game 4 is Sunday.
“We don’t feel real good right now, obviously, we just got drilled on the road,” said Kings head coach Todd McLellan after the game Wednesday. “But we’re man enough to admit it and we’re going to try and fix things.
“But we’re getting a chance. There are a lot of teams right now that wish they had an opportunity to recover from a 6-0 loss in the playoffs, and we have it. We’re not just here to gain experience, we’re here to try and win this thing. We have to fix some things and give them a game in Game 3.”