The search for much-needed momentum -- well, any momentum -- did not go well for the
Here's what we learned from another road loss.
Losing another chance to move up in the standings
"It's definitely disappointing where we are in the standings right now," said Kings center Anze Kopitar, who had two assists. "I think these four, five days we've got to figure that out. It's time to play desperate when we come back out of the break."
The break could be coming at the right time for the Kings.
Said Kings Coach
Penalty-killing still faltering
They have been struggling in this department. New Jersey scored two power-play goals against the Kings on Jan. 14 and the New York Rangers scored two against them on Jan. 8.
The Sharks went two for three on the man advantage, which was the first time they've scored two power-play goals in a game since Dec. 4.
“You can’t afford to give up two power-play goals against and expect to win too many games, especially on the road,” Kings defenseman
The sight of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty heading to the penalty box is becoming familiar. Twice he took minor penalties and twice the Sharks scored.
It's more problematic because he happens to be one of the Kings' best penalty-killers, on top of everything else.