Captains are adept at reading the shifting moods of the dressing room, of their teammates.
Of course, you don't have to hold a degree in behavioral psychology after the Kings fell behind by three goals, took a rash of undisciplined penalties and ultimately lost, 4-3, to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena.
Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk scored his seventh and eighth goals, both on the power play. His eight power-play goals lead the league. Kings center Anze Kopitar scored twice for his sixth and seventh of the season.
"There's a lot of unhappy players, quite honestly, a lot of us were here last year where we let it slide," Kings captain...