The Kings' sudden goal-scoring acumen and signature disciplined structure apparently didn't make the short trip from Boston.
They scored nine goals only two days ago against the Boston Bruins. But they came up short Thursday night in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders at Barclays Center and equally short in trying to explain their inconsistency.
"I don't know what to tell you," defenseman Drew Doughty said. "We just need everybody to show up every single night. You can't rely on a few guys to do the job every night."
The Kings and goalie Jhonas Enroth fell behind, 3-0, before the game was 14 minutes old and trailed, 4-1, after two periods. Enroth...