A show of hands, please, for those who envisioned the Kings prevailing over the Toronto Maple Leafs in this fashion:
Rookie Michael Amadio with his first NHL goal, in his fourth game. Nick Shore with a playmaker’s pass to Trevor Lewis for another goal. Adrian Kempe bull-rushing his way to the net like an All-Star power forward.
Anything else? How about Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews rewarded with two penalty shots?
The Kings have survived wild finishes this season, and a 5-3 win Thursday was the latest version of an ongoing phenomenon. Third-line forwards Amadio, Lewis and Michael Cammalleri scored in the first period, and Tyler Toffoli struck twice in the second...