The view from Long Island

No matter what happens today in Dallas, the Kings will finish below .500 on this road trip. They’re 1-3-1, meaning the best they can do is earn five out of a possible 12 points. This trip seems destined to be remembered as a trip of missed opportunities. On this road trip, the Kings have played the three worst teams in the Eastern Conference — Carolina, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders — and have earned three out of a possible six points. The Islanders have been playing better of late — they actually have faint playoff hopes — but they were two days removed from a home loss in which they allowed four goals to the mediocre Montreal Canadiens. The Kings could only score once at Nassau Coliseum. Here’s how Newsday covered yesterday’s game…

Islanders beat Kings, 2-1, in overtime

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