Alexandre Burrows

Three things we learned from the Kings’ 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks

Three things we learned from the Kings’ 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks

Breaks often don’t go the Kings’ way

And we’re not talking only about good fortune on the ice, which Drew Doughty said didn’t favor the Kings on Henrik Sedin’s second-period score Wednesday.

“Their winning goal was definitely pretty lucky,” Doughty said. “It hit a few things and then bounced off the ice and then was tipped in.”

We’re talking about breaks in the schedule. Going back to the preseason, the Kings have had five breaks of at least three days this season and they lost coming out of each of those, getting outscored by 10 goals. The Kings, playing Wednesday for the first time in five days because of the NHL’s Christmas vacation, even had...

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