Ryan Miller (ice hockey)

Kings have four days off to ponder shaky playoff status and correct problems

Kings have four days off to ponder shaky playoff status and correct problems

Another quirk in a remarkably quirky schedule has given the Kings four days off after their failed comeback attempt Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. It’s their last chance to breathe before they finish the regular season with 17 games in 32 days — including four back-to-back sequences — and it should be enough time for them to correct the defensive shortcomings that have contributed to their 4-7-2 slide since Feb. 4.

Or is it?

“We’ll get one good practice in,” Coach Darryl Sutter said, noting that Sunday was a mandatory day off. “You’re not practicing winning right now. Anybody’s who’s got to practice winning right now is on to next year, if you look at the...

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