Their loss of discipline was swift as the
Two potential points vanished at
Of the Canucks' three third-period goals, one represented a true turning point when
That was set up when, in the span of 1:03, the Kings lost their usual composure: Defenseman
That cost the Kings when Vrbata scored 26 seconds later. Vancouver would withstand the Kings' late push and scored two empty-netters in the final minute, by
Burrows was slow to leave the ice after getting cross-checked into the boards, but he later returned to the game. Toffoli spoke about the cause and effect of the major.
"Yeah, it sucks," he said. "I wish it didn't happen. I wish we won the game. It feels like it's on my shoulders right now and it's not a good feeling."
He was short on specifics of the play.
"I haven't seen the replay," Toffoli said. "I don't really know what happened. It all happened pretty quickly. I haven't seen anything yet. I don't really remember what happened.
"The way everything turned out … I came into the room and I haven't really thought about it too much."
Said Kings captain
A side note was a feisty moment or two between Kings goalie
"I wanted to go up there and show myself a bit," Lack said. "He's probably a little bit meaner of a guy than I am."
The out-of-town scoreboard, meanwhile, didn't help the Kings, either. Minnesota, which holds the first wild-card spot, beat St. Louis and leads the Kings by five points. The Kings are four points behind the second-place Canucks in the
"The bottom line is that you can't win with just one goal," said Gaborik, who gave the Kings a 1-0 lead when he scored on the power play 24 seconds into the second period.
Rookies Nick Shore and Andy Andreoff have combined for one goal in 40 games and Kings Coach
Richards, who was sent to the minors after clearing waivers shortly after the All-Star break, has been working out in Los Angeles. He played 16 games with Manchester of the