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Goal drought: Los Angeles Kings think they must solve scoring woes to beat powerful Chicago

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    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, foreground, of Russia takes the puck away form San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, rear of Slovenia, celebrates a goal by teammate Justin Williams past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, during the second period in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his goal with Trevor Lewis as San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, left, looks away during the second period in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams celebrates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

After a rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back focused on what's missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title.

If the Kings can't score more, they're sure they can't scare mighty Chicago.

Los Angeles is averaging exactly two goals per game in the postseason, lowest among the eight NHL teams who survived the first round. The Blackhawks are scoring 2.75 goals per game, while Pittsburgh and Boston are both above three goals per game.

The defending champions realize they've got to help out Jonathan Quick, whose dominant goaltending propelled the Kings into their second straight Western Conference finals appearance starting Saturday.

The Kings particularly struggle on the road, where they've scored just eight goals in six games.