Josh Bailey

Kings suffer loss of confidence in defeat by Islanders in overtime

Kings suffer loss of confidence in defeat by Islanders in overtime

Technically, it will go down as a point in the standings.

Specifically, it was a point earned with seconds left in regulation Saturday. But the state of the Kings was measured psychologically by Anze Kopitar following a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

“I just think we’re not a confident group right now,” Kopitar said. “We’re more playing not to lose than we are to win. We got to turn that around.”

Kopitar spoke with weariness even though his goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation allowed the Kings to walk out of Barclays Center with something tangible. That point is their only one earned on this trip, and it happened after the Kings lost a 2-0 lead,...

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