Martin Hanzal
Lack of balance costs Kings in loss to Ducks
Lack of balance costs Kings in loss to Ducks

The stretch run has such a way of magnifying the good and the bad. For instance, a puck banks off the skate of Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin past his goalie Martin Jones and a segment of Kings fans want Muzzin put on the next plane back to the minors. The Ducks beat the Kings, 2-1, Saturday night at Staples Center, putting together consecutive victories after Wednesday's loss at Calgary. That 7-2 pratfall against the Flames now appears more like a wake-up call at a key time rather than a precursor of doom. Anaheim felt as if it was able to find its identity again in the last two games. The Kings, who face Phoenix on Monday night, have lost twice since the Olympic break, and it is...