I remember the Kings being dominated early in the games against St. Louis & San Jose.
The Kings would beat the hell out them in their own zone, weather the storm, the other team would wear themselves out, and the Kings would take over.
I haven't seen that Kings team over this slide.
Not that using that method all the time is going to lead to success.
I see a Kings team that tries to skate with their faster opponents, where just trying to gain the zone is a huge hill to climb, and just wearing themselves out.
I gotta go back and watch some of their earlier games this season.
I don't think they were using last year's playoff methods then either.
I don't know what they were doing, but it was successful, even if for only 30 or so games.