Eastern Conference (NHL)

What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 win over the Senators

What we learned from the Kings' 4-3 win over the Senators

The Kings rolled a seven, but it took some tumbles to get there.

They could have buried the Ottawa Senators early Thursday, but missed chance after chance. They also allowed a rare late, third-period tying goal.

They ultimately came out with a 4-3 overtime win at Staples Center for their seventh straight victory, which put them in first place in the Western Conference.

Here’s what we learned:

There is room for improvement. Offensively, Christmas came early but the Kings kicked their presents into the fireplace.

Tanner Pearson did not convert two breakaways. Tyler Toffoli missed an open net. Anze Kopitar was denied a sure-thing goal by the...

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