The Kings traded scoring punches with the Montreal Canadiens for a good portion of Sunday’s contest. The problem is that is exactly what they don’t want to be doing.
While the Kings’ offense kept up, their defense let them down in a 5-4 shootout loss at Staples Center.
Here’s what we learned:
Overtime magic didn’t appear
The Kings were 5-0 in games that end in overtime this season, a sign that their skilled players are as good as any in the NHL in the three-on-three format.
But they spent much of Sunday’s overtime chasing Montreal and killing a penalty in the extra session. Canadiens wing Max...