Darryl Sutter chose part of the third period Saturday against the Ducks to fall back on a tactic he occasionally uses, just to keep things interesting.
The Kings coach moved his No. 2 center Jeff Carter, onto the right wing of his top line, alongside center Anze Kopitar and left wing Milan Lucic, creating a formidable attack that has skill, size and grit.
The one problem is the strategy effectively puts all the Kings' scoring eggs in one basket. That means the supporting cast needs to step up on offense, otherwise the matchup game becomes too easy and predictable.
The experiment worked reasonably well in the Kings' two subsequent outings — 5-1 and 4-3 overtime wins...