The Kings surged late but ultimately fell, 6-4, to the Dallas Stars at Staples Center on Monday night.
The Kings scored three goals in the first 5 minutes and 18 seconds of the third period, but could not recover once Jiri Hudler put the Stars ahead. Below is what we learned from the game.
Bad night for Budaj
The loss brought the Kings’ (20-17-4) to the 41-game midpoint of their season, which could have been worse without the stabilizing presence of 34-year-old goaltender Peter Budaj.
Budaj, who was not on the roster...