Wait, what – the Los Angeles lost three games in row?
It turns out rookie goaltender Martin Jones isn’t unbeatable after all. He played miserably during a 5-2 home loss to the Stars. And the offense finally shot blanks during a 1-0 loss at Chicago.
So coach Darryl Sutter is trying to guide his team out of a mini-slump with tough games at Dallas and St. Louis on the immediate horizon.
What did he want to see in the Stars game?
“Same type of performance,” Sutter told reporters after the Blackhawks game. “Try and score on some of your opportunities. It’s not that hard to figure out.”
With a bit of finish, the Kings would have earned a tough victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions.
“We had our chances,” center Mike Richards said. “They had some chances. We just didn’t capitalize. I thought we had some good looks at the net. You can’t win in this league without scoring, it’s obvious. We just have to bear down on our chances.
“When you’re not scoring lots of goals you have to tighten it up defensively and I thought, for the most part, we did that tonight, other than the one two-on-one. They’re an opportunistic team, so it’s those little mistakes that cost you games when things aren’t going well.”