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Kings look bad, play worse in 5-3 loss to New Jersey Devils

Kings look bad, play worse in 5-3 loss to New Jersey Devils

It's been a busy three weeks for the New Jersey Devils, who fired their coach, lost five of their next eight games, then headed out on a three-game West Coast swing without future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr, who has the flu. All of which left Wednesday's game with the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings looking more like a test of character than a competitive hockey game. And that's exactly what it proved to be — for the Kings, who couldn't overcome a combination of bad luck and even worse play in a 5-3 loss that was more one-sided on the ice than it was on the scoreboard. How bad was it? The Devils' first two goals came off the skate of a Kings...

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