The potential for disaster was present before the Kings even took the ice last night. They were coming off a devastating shootout loss and, after a late night of travel, were preparing to face a Colorado team that had already beaten them three times this season and had allowed them a total of four goals in three games. Not to mention that the Avalanche are fighting for their playoffs lives. So, now, are the Kings. The Kings are still in eighth place in the Western Conference, but don’t play again until Saturday. By then, they could be in 10th place, if Dallas wins twice and Calgary beats Phoenix tomorrow. It might be time to change those Staples Center promos that talk about the “playoff-bound Kings’’ after last night’s mostly dismal game. From the start, the Avalanche were the fast, more aggressive team, and the Kings seemed to need a map in order to get to the front of the
net. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…
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