Sixty-six seconds was all it took to turn what was looking like a decent effort by the Kings at home into harsh reality, getting them knocked out of a wild-card playoff spot.
For the moment.
Nashville scored on consecutive shots, in a span of 66 seconds, as the Predators defeated the Kings, 2-1, at Staples Center on Saturday night. The winning goal, coming at 7:43 of the third, went to the Predators' Viktor Stalberg. But it was an own goal as Stalberg's shot was deflected by Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin, who put it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
The Kings, whose lone goal was scored on the power play by center Jeff Carter (24th of the season) in the first period,...