For Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, the simple matter of how the trade-deadline period affects teams isn't merely about addition.
The streak is over. That is, the losing streak. The downtrodden Oilers were the perfect opponent at the ideal time for the Kings, who won for the first time in four games. A few takeaways from the second game of a short, two-game trip:
One of the primary ways to get the Kings annoyed is to suggest they are simply waiting to flip the switch for when it really counts.
Deals were coming down around the NHL on Sunday night and Dean Lombardi could not have been more emphatic about his plans for the NHL's trade deadline Monday.
They had a surprising Sunday afternoon snarl, that edge you like to see in the final month and a half of the season.
New side on defense, new team, new conference and a new set of expectations.
What we learned from the Kings’ 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators:
Goaltending duels you can realistically envision …