Darryl Sutter, master of the message, was at work the other day here, going out of his way to tout the considerable abilities of Flames second-year center Sean Monahan.
Consider this a mini-mini-playoff series between the Kings and the Calgary Flames.
What would Jonas Hiller have said if someone told him on, say Oct. 1, that a playoff spot might come down to the Kings and Calgary Flames in the second-to-last game of the regular season?
A few takeaways after the Kings' playoff hopes were dealt a significant blow by a 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, the Kings' first regulation loss to the Oilers since Nov. 3, 2011.
Long ago, they were used to watching their season vaporize against the Edmonton Oilers.
Now that the Big Game of the Season is over, it’s on to the next one. A few takeaways after the Kings fell out of a playoff spot on Monday night with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Well, it certainly will be easy to determine the cause of the Kings' demise, if they happen to miss the playoffs.
Kings center Jarret Stoll slipped back into the lineup, almost seamlessly, after having missed more than two weeks because of a head injury.