With one of the youngest rosters in the National Hockey League, it would have been somewhat understandable if the Los Angeles Kings had followed their 4-3 come-from-ahead loss in Detroit last week with wobbly play against a collection of some of the Western Conference's most talented and hottest teams.
Instead, the Kings have resiliently rebounded with consecutive wins against Chicago, Detroit, Anaheim, and most recently the Nashville Predators, the latest coming in a 4-2 Los Angeles win Saturday at Staples Center that matched their longest winning streak of the season and first four-game winning streak since October 15-22. 8-3 in their last 11 games, the once-sleepy Kings offense has recorded at least three goals in nine games over that span.
"I don't look at it as a winning streak. There isn't much difference in our game at any point," coach Darryl Sutter said. "There's a little break once in a while but we had some guys score some big goals."
He neglected to use the word "youn...