The Kings are stuck in a New York state of grinding their gears.
They got the start they wanted, only to give it up. They made a play on a penalty kill, only to have it turn into a goal.
They ultimately got one point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Saturday, hard earned but stinging with frustration. Most of the final two periods were spent in their end, and they couldn’t pull out a win after Anze Kopitar’s dramatic goal with 13 seconds left in regulation.
Here’s what we learned:
The penalties are adding up. The Kings took five minor penalties that gave the Islanders more than eight minutes of power play time....