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Kings look to rein in 'racehorse' Oilers in Game 4 of West First Round
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-- The Los Angeles Kings are looking to pull back the reins on the Edmonton Oilers, who have scored 14 goals in the past two games of the Western Conference First Round series.The Kings trail the best-of-7 series 2-1 following a 6-0 loss in Game 2 on Wednesday and an 8-2 loss in Game 3 on Friday. Kings series coverage] The loss in Game 3 on home ice brought a terse, one-answer postgame press conference from Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan, who said nobody on the Kings was any good in that game.After a short practice on Saturday, McLellan was more analytical but just as direct about the Kings' issues of straying from their strengths in the past two games."We needed seven goals in Edmonton (to win in Game 2) and we needed nine last night," McLellan said. So we've got to manage the game better, and we talked about that today, and I believe we can do it."The Kings were among the best defensive teams in the NHL this season, finishing tied for ninth in goals allowed per game (2.83), and never allowed 14 goals in a two-game stretch.After observing it for the first time in the past two games of this series, McLellan said he believes the issues mostly are mental when asked if the problems are fixable."It depends how much is between the ears," he said. We don't want to get scored on 14 times, but we'll correct that and get ready for tomorrow."Although the Kings have prided themselves this season on being a cohesive, responsible unit at 5-on-5, the Oilers have thrown an extra challenge at them with their balanced scoring.Connor McDavid, who won the Art Ross Trophy as the leading scorer in the NHL for the fourth time with 123 points (44 goals, 79 assists) in 80 games, has scored six points (one goal, five assists) in the series.

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