After celebrating one of hockey's most productive scorers, the current team went out to face the
A turnover set the stage for Pittsburgh forward
"Both teams were pushing for it," Kings Coach
But that still wasn't good enough for the Kings to keep up the pace in the
"It helps us, but these are the tight games that you've got to win," defenseman Matt Greene said. "At this time of the year, you've got to win the one-goal games. We've got to find a way to do that. We're chasing teams right now."
There are two ways the Kings can get into the playoffs: by finishing second or third in the
The Kings, who had Sunday off and resume play Tuesday at Colorado, have little margin for error. They know it.
"We played really well," Sutter said. "They're a tough nut to crack over there, with Fleury. I don't think there were a lot of chances either way, but there were a lot of good chances. That's the way it goes."
"Their goalie played well. He made some big saves," Muzzin said. "We had a lot of chances and a lot of pucks at the net, a lot of bodies at the net, but he made some big saves when he needed to.
"We played well. Some games you're going to play well and lose, and some games you're going to play not so hot and win. That was a little bit of the case [Saturday]. We played solid but just couldn't get the goals."