The Kings opened shop in 1967 and never achieved a start like this until Sunday. Their 4-0-1 record is the best five-game start in franchise history, thanks to a 3-2 win Sunday against the New York Islanders at Staples Center.
The caveat is that their four wins have come against teams with a combined record of 7-12-2, but the Kings are a good story in the young NHL season.
Here’s what we learned:
Drew Doughty is unleashed. Doughty was one of the few players given carte blanche under former coach Darryl Sutter, but the offensive tweaks under coach John Stevens have seen him jump into the play a lot more without sacrificing defense. His two-on-one with...