April 6, 2012 9:10 am

The Key Three: April 5

To be honest, there’s not a lot of wisdom in attempting to identify exactly where or how last night’s game turned. It was a one-off, a wild, ridiculous game, one that doesn’t really fit within the overall narrative of the Kings’ season. The Kings scored four power-play goals. They don’t do that. They allowed three power-play goals. They don’t do that. They gave up a third-period lead, not once but twice. They don’t do that. They had to deal with a player reaching off the bench to play the puck. Nobody, presumably, has ever had to deal with that. It was an intense, unpredictable game. Both teams found out, early in the game, that they had clinched playoff spots, but they still went all-out in an attempt to push for the Pacific Division title. If Phoenix should lose to St. Louis in regulation tonight, the Kings and Sharks will indeed play for the division title on Saturday night in San Jose. It’s tough to imagine that game being any crazier. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 6-5 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…

The Key Three: April 5

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