Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Two games in, Kings looking for answers

Two games in, Kings looking for answers

Could it get more problematic?

Two days after the Kings' season-opening stumble, the answer emerged at Staples Center.


The Arizona Coyotes scored four straight goals and went on to beat the Kings, 4-1, on Friday night. It was the second game for the Kings and the season opener for the Coyotes, who finished second to last in the Western Conference last season and are in a decidedly rebuilding mode.

Renovations on the fly seem in order for the Kings after a concerning start, two losses in which they've been outscored by a combined 9-2 and have managed to score one even-strength goal, by Nick Shore in the opener.

Arizona scored twice in the first period and...