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No argument here: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks strive for simple solutions in key Game 4

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, left, steals the puck from Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger during the third period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, left, steals the puck from Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger during the third period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with Tanner Pearson during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with Tanner Pearson during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Darryl Sutter and Joel Quenneville will leave the arguments about etiquette and unwritten rules to the coaches in the Eastern Conference finals.

The West coaches have been straightforward and plain about what's working well and what must change when their series goes to Game 4 on Monday night.

When the Los Angeles Kings attempt to take a 3-1 series lead at Staples Center, they'll stick to their no-nonsense game plan against the powerful Blackhawks. The Kings will require scoring and defense from all four lines, because Sutter won't mix his forwards or play matchup games against Chicago's top players.

Quenneville sees simple solutions to the defending Stanley Cup champions' latest 2-1 series deficit, and they all start with a commitment to gritty goals and penalty-free defense.