Forecheck vs. forecheck. Defense vs. defense.
The Kings and Nashville Predators go about it differently — Nashville uses a 1-1-3 attack — but the teams have similar approaches and strengths that ran into each other Saturday.
The Kings came out of it with a 4-3 loss at Staples Center. They made another spirited late run with goals by Trevor Lewis and Tyler Toffoli but will take a two-game losing streak into their bye week.
Here’s what we learned:
The outgoing message was positive. The Kings’ dressing room was closed for an unusually longer time postgame, and the comments suggested that coach John Stevens wanted them to go into next week thinking...