There were more than a few takeaways from Monday night’s late collapse at Staples Center in the Kings’ last game before the brief holiday break, but we will limit the number in the spirit of Christmas cheer.
No lead appears to be safe
Is the 2-0 lead the most dangerous lead in hockey? Maybe it is the 3-0 margin?
For the Kings, it has been both in the last week. Lead protection came under attack on the road and at home. They blew a 2-0 lead in St. Louis on Dec. 16, allowing five unanswered goals, including three in the third period.
On Monday, the panic set in late. The Flames pulled within one with 2:12 remaining and tied the game with 59...