They didn’t see this coming.
They carried the usual positivity into the season, which usually gets ruined by the first few losses. But the Kings aren’t there yet, nor did they predict being here, at 6-0-1.
Not after Anze Kopitar reached out and lifted them to a 6-4 win Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets that kept the Kings the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss.
“No matter how good your team is, you never really envision that,” Drew Doughty said. “You can feel like you have the best team in the world and you probably think you’re going to lose at least one or two games in the first eight or nine games.”
Said Dustin Brown: “I don’t think you ever...