What we learned from the Kings’ 4-3 loss to Vancouver on Saturday:
A four-goal deficit is a lot to erase.
Well, duh. They came close to pulling even with the four goals scored by the Canucks, who are all but sure to miss the playoffs and sold off some players before the trade deadline. But four goals were simply too many to match for a team that hasn’t been filling with any regularity this season.
Goaltender Ben Bishop, making his first home start, said the difference was the two Vancouver goals that deflected off Kings players — Henrik Sedin’s first-period goal that hit Drew Doughty’s stick, and the goal by Sven Baertschi that gave Vancouver a 3-0 lead in the second...