March 29, 2010 |
Their special teams struggle mightily against the Wild, and the team has given up eight power-play goals in its four straight losses. The Kings have insisted they don't want to back into the playoffs. A few more results like their 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Monday and they could be backing out of the playoffs. It would take a lot for the Kings to drop out of the top eight in the West. After 75 games, they are seventh with 90 points, a point ahead of Colorado. Ninth-place Calgary has 85 points and has played 76 games.
January 1, 2010 |
This is where the Kings could have fallen into the abyss of their history, a saga carved out by years of futility and deepened by four straight losses and five in six games before they faced the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. With every reason to surrender, including a long, late trip after a draining loss at Calgary, the Kings instead found motivation for an impressive performance that brought them to the halfway point of the season with a 23-15-3 record and in playoff position in the tight Western Conference.
January 20, 2009 |
AT MINNESOTA Time: 5 PST. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Where: Xcel Energy Center. Records: Kings 17-20-7, Wild 23-19-3. Record vs. Wild: 1-0. Update: Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, recalled from Manchester of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis after Erik Ersberg suffered a lower-body injury, practiced with the team Monday. A Kings spokesman said everyone skated but Ersberg, who has not been put on injured reserve. The Kings have lost four games in a row and five of their last six to slip behind the playoff pack.