Credit goes to center Jeff Carter for finding the most important and immutable truth that emerged from the Kings’ 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday, a defeat that left them nine points out of the second Western Conference wild-card playoff spot with eight games left.
“If you don’t score,” Carter said, “you don’t win too many games, no matter how good your goalie is.”
And there you have it.
The Kings were shut out for the 10th time this season — and second in three games — despite being credited with 30 shots at Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta, whose teammates blocked 18 other shot attempts by the Kings. In many ways, the Rangers’ performance in extending their...