From a seemingly endless journey through the Southeast, to Canada to games at home, the message from the Kings' players has been remarkably consistent.
They were angered and embarrassed by what happened last season — missing the playoffs — and vowed there would not be a repeat of a lost year.
They've followed their words. Through 49 games, they are nine points ahead of last season's pace and already matched their road win total (15) from 2014-15.
The directed-anger approach has been working, the Kings holding a seven-point lead in the Pacific Division at the All-Star Break.
But what comes next in the stretch run for the Kings?
As it turns out,...