Peter Holland

Kings will miss the playoffs again after losing to the Coyotes, 2-1

Kings will miss the playoffs again after losing to the Coyotes, 2-1

The left leg of goalie Jonathan Quick could have been symbolic of the Kings extending their season, at least for another 48 hours.

Their margin of error for making the playoffs was about as much room as Quick had when he raised his leg in midair to make an incredible save on Arizona Coyotes’ Peter Holland in the opening minutes Sunday.

It will instead be a rare highlight in a 2-1 loss that officially knocked the Kings out of playoff contention. Needing a win to stay alive, the Kings fell to the second-worst team in the Western Conference despite a fluke goal and four power plays in the final 20 minutes.

The Kings could have been eliminated before the game with one...

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