The Kings returned from their bye week Thursday and, following established NHL tradition, welcomed themselves back with a 5-3 loss to Arizona. Only three of the first 13 teams to have a bye week have won in their return, with eight of those teams — including the Kings — giving up at least four goals.
Here’s a few other things worth noting:
1. Rookie Adrian Kempe is going to help
The 20-year-old, who made his NHL debut Thursday, would probably help the team more if he could play in goal (more about that in a minute) but he acquitted himself well at...