LOS ANGELES -- The return of Andrew Shaw to the lineup for Game 3 means that someone has to sit Saturday.
And that someone appears to be Peter Regin.
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"We knew he was out and we didn't know exactly when he would come back," Regin said of Shaw. "We're all happy to see him back. And somebody has to come out. If I'm in that mix I'll just have to deal with it and stay positive and be ready to play if I get a chance again."
The 28 year-old Regin, who has appeared in four playoff games, knows stewing about being a healthy scratch wouldn't be good for anyone.
"The worst thing you can do is put your head down; then you don't perform if you get a chance again … then you really hurt yourself," he said. "Try to take the positives from the game and try to focus on that and be ready if I get a chance again."
The cores of the matter:
Bring up the Blackhawks and one of the first things you'll hear will concern their core group of players. To be fair, the Kings have a pretty good core group themselves.
"They're very similar in the sense," Los Angeles' Dustin Brown said of the two teams. "I always talk about our core and how we've been together for years and years. (The Hawks) have something very, very similar.
"Boston is another team that's won a Stanley Cup, and they have that five, six, seven, eight guys who've been together. That's goes a long way.
"Teams in the cap era finding a way to have continued success is a big result of keeping a core group of guys together."
Not a perfect 10:
The struggles of Patrick Sharp this postseason have been a hot topic among Blackhawks fans.
Sharp feels your pain.
"Oh, it's frustrating, but you just have to work through it," he said. "I just want to be effective out there, want to skate, want to finish checks."
Those are exactly the kind of things coach Joel Quenneville thinks will help Sharp regain his scoring touch.
"You just make sure you are doing other things to complement your team game," Quenneville said. "If you check well and you're comfortable with that end of it, eventually you'll get some chances, get one, get that rhythm going again."
He said it:
"We like watching them, too. I don't know if you guys like being a part of them sometimes. It was Game 5 or 7 in San Jose and we had the TV on afterward and we had to watch it. It was a pretty good one. All the boys were laughing and hollering about that one. He protects his players really well, and as a player I think you want that."
-- Jarret Stoll on watching coach Darryl Sutter's postgame news conferences