Their last seven games have all been decided by one goal.
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But the surprise was that it was undrafted and lightly used backup goalie
The lone goal allowed by Kings goalie
"It was frustrating because we knew ahead of time that their power play was the reason they're winning games lately," Kings defenseman
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was injured in the final few seconds Tuesday at Boston, and since then they've recorded one win in the three games he has missed.
The Devils played, and won, on Saturday at Philadelphia.
"We're playing against a team that's got the best goals against in the league," Kings Coach
Kings center Anze Kopitar started the game with left wing
Presumably, that would be Michael Mersch at the Kings'
Gaborik was injured in the first period against the Rangers on Friday and went home for further evaluation. More will be known about his status after he has an MRI exam on his left knee.
The Kings didn't really test Kinkaid until in the final few minutes, in particular, after they pulled Enroth for an extra attacker with 1:27 remaining.
"We need to get more chances throughout the game and not wait for those last five minutes," Doughty said. "We could have created more."
Their best scoring chance came from
"I saw it go off the post and kind of roll across the goal line," Schlemko said. "I just tried to get low and make sure I was under Lewis' stick and try and get it out of there."
For Kinkaid, it was his first victory since Dec. 29. "It's difficult," New Jersey Coach John Hynes said. "Keith's in a little bit of a unique situation where he's probably played less games than most backups in the league. It's that ability to stay ready when you go through periods of time where you don't play.
"And then when you get your start, you still have to be yourself."
The Kings are 2-2 on this trip, and Sutter summed up the afternoon, as only he can. It was mentioned to him that the Kings didn't have much luck against the Devils.
"There's no luck in this game," Sutter said. "Games are close. If you are relying on luck, you're in the wrong league."