The formula usually works: Score four goals on the best goalie in the world and it almost always translates to a win.
Not only did the Kings get four against Montreal’s Carey Price, they sent two more pucks past him in a shootout. Yet there was a feeling of disbelief in the Kings’ dressing room because even that wasn’t enough Sunday.
The Kings’ normally rigid defense has slacked loose lately, and it allowed four goals to Montreal before the Canadiens won in a shootout, 5-4, in a wacky matinee at Staples Center.
The Kings have allowed 11 goals in their last three games.
“We pride ourselves on keeping it tight,” center Anze Kopitar said. “Our goals against the...