A 3-1 deficit is an opportunity. One bestowed upon those who have struggled but shall not fail. Ordinary men quit. Warriors do not. Are the Kings a team of ordinary men?

No.

All that occurred tonight and before is irrelevant. Winners play in the moment and there is nothing but the moment that matters. Am I to believe that the defending Stanley Cup Champions cannot win three consecutive games to earn the right to play for another Cup?

No.

Do not tell me about our soldiers who have stumbled and what they have not done for all that matters is what they do. Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty are not measured by their last game. They are measured by their next one. Does anything matter more than the next victory?

No.

If you were at our home tonight, inside our arena and you did not scream and push our boys to play their very best, never forget how that felt for you shall not feel it again. Do Die Hard L.A. Kings fans ever say die?

No.

Home records, road records, slumps, streaks and odds, these are words generated by soulless transients who fill pages and sell space. Hockey transcends their meaningless diatribe. We support our players with a savage fervor. We dismiss all else. Do any one of us who have earned our fandom heed their ignorance?

No.

For that which is earnest needs no reminders to “believe.”

GO KINGS!