Trevor Lewis

What we learned from Kings' 5-4 shootout loss to Canadiens

What we learned from Kings' 5-4 shootout loss to Canadiens

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...

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