Jussi Jokinen

What we learned from the Kings' 4-2 loss to the Rangers

What we learned from the Kings' 4-2 loss to the Rangers

An aggressive forechecking team with a premier goalie and a penchant for dominating third periods?

The Kings could have been looking into a mirror when they saw the New York Rangers on Friday night. The Rangers are opportunistic, skilled and have the luxury of Henrik Lundqvist in goal.

And, as the hockey saying goes, their best players were their best players. This time, it was in the form of Rick Nash’s game-winning goal in a 4-2 Kings loss at Madison Square Garden.

Here’s what we learned:

It was a rough night for the Kings defensemen. Eastern Conference opponents are usually a tough task, if only because of the unfamiliarity. But the Kings...

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