Thomas Vanek

Kings start homestand without a goal in loss to the Red Wings

Kings start homestand without a goal in loss to the Red Wings

The puck sat untouched in the middle of the crease but never made it much farther. 

Nick Shore swung at it but did not connect.

Brayden McNabb rushed toward the net and stabbed at it. Dwight King joined the crowd and soon it felt as if all the Kings, and an arena full of fans, were trying to will the puck into the net.

But it didn’t work.

Little did for the Kings Thursday night in a 4-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center, starting a seven-game homestand on a sour note.

Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau earned the first shutout of his young career, the Kings failing to score for the fifth time this season. 

That’s more than they were...

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