The Kings won’t see the Staples Center again this month. Which might not be such a bad thing given the way they’ve played there this week, losing consecutive games in regulation on the same homestand for the first time this season.
The second came Wednesday, when the San Jose Sharks rode scores from Brent Burns, Tommy Wingels and Joe Pavelski to a chippy 3-2 victory that saw the teams combine for more than twice as many penalties as goals.
“Not good enough,” defenseman Alec Martinez said after the Kings ended a seasonlong seven-game homestand with four losses. “We were home a couple of weeks and we didn’t take advantage the way we should.”
Forward Tyler Pearson, who...