Vladimir Sobotka

Chances squandered, Kings wrap up an otherwise successful trip with a 4-2 loss at St. Louis

Chances squandered, Kings wrap up an otherwise successful trip with a 4-2 loss at St. Louis

Tyler Toffoli looked up to the rafters in astonishment for some kind of explanation. He’s still waiting.

Toffoli had a golden chance with a backhand shot on a gaping net that would have tied the score in the third period, but the puck appeared to hit the stick knob of St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen.

“He didn’t move,” Toffoli said. “It just hit him, so it’s unfortunate, because if that goes in there, we’re at least going to overtime.”

That fleeting window to turn the game was one of the few plays that didn’t go right on a Kings trip that ended when they met their match in a 4-2 loss Monday night at Scottrade Center. The Kings didn’t have the puck as much and ran into...

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