While the Blackhawks' style of play has been anything but boring most of this season, the Kings have been accused of lacking that same kind of flair in their game.
To that, L.A. captain Dustin Brown says, "So what?"
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"We could bore you all to death as long as we keep winning," Brown said. "I could care less what people think of our game.
"There are things that make playoff hockey exciting and it's not always about goal-scoring. You look back to last year's Philly-Pitt series and everyone thought that was the greatest series ever. From a player's standpoint, I don't know when you give up 8 or 10 goals in a game that that's very good hockey.
"We've found what makes us successful and we're going to continue to do it."
He may be coming back as the enemy, but Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter, who played and coached for the Blackhawks, still has a soft spot in his heart for Chicago.
A very soft spot.
"I've always enjoyed coming back because of the hockey environment they have in that building," Sutter said. "I was part of it when we went from the Chicago Stadium to the United Center. We got beat in the conference finals by Detroit that year.
"It's an awesome city to play in and it doesn't matter if you're the home or away team."
Will he or won't he?
Since taking a hit to the head by Raffi Torres in Game 1 of the San Jose series, Kings center Jarret Stoll has not returned to the lineup and coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't offer up any health updates on Stoll at a media briefing Friday,
But Stoll practiced without a no-contact jersey Thursday, the first time he's done so in over two weeks, and he centered a line for Dwight King and Trevor Lewis during practice Friday.