Eric Gryba

Kings' chances to reach playoffs are running out

Kings' chances to reach playoffs are running out

The Kings had filled their equipment bags and emptied their locker room but Rogers Place still echoed with cheers of fans whose patience had been rewarded when the Edmonton Oilers made the playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Kings probably will not join the Oilers in the postseason party, their already slim odds shrinking to microscopic size after a 2-1 loss.

“This was a big one for us to kind of stay with it,” left wing Tanner Pearson said Tuesday in the somber and nearly deserted visitors’ locker room. “It’s kind of a gambling situation right now with us.”

The Kings have seven games left and are 11 points behind the St. Louis Blues, who hold the second Western...

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