The numbers didn’t appear to compute for the Kings.
They started Darcy Kuemper, who won three out of four previous matchups against the Nashville Predators, with one shutout, instead of Jonathan Quick and his 5-8-2 career record against them. But that backfired early.
They prepared for the unorthodox 1-1-3 attack by Nashville. But that adjustment didn’t go well at first.
And the Kings’ shiny home record looked as if it would take its first real smudge when they were down by three goals going into the third period Saturday at Staples Center.
But the Kings rallied mightily and settled for a 4-3 overtime loss in a wild game that ended when Viktor Arvidsson scored on a...