You could say the view up the mountain isn't quite as dire for the Kings as it was two years ago.
Degree of dire.
That might be nitpicking
The Kings are facing another massive deficit after the San Jose Sharks beat them, 3-2, on Wednesday night at SAP Center in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. San Jose leads the best-of-seven series, three games to one.
Next up for the Kings: An elimination game on their home ice at Staples Center on Friday night. The Kings staged a comeback for the ages in 2014 against the Sharks after losing the first three games in the first round.
What is now required will be a mini-version of that rally.