The Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes are both angry from blown opportunities leading up to their first meeting since last year's Western Conference finals.
Last season could be a distant memory for these teams at the bottom of the Pacific Division heading into Saturday night's matchup in Arizona.
Los Angeles (0-2-1) allowed the tying goal with 4.7 seconds left in regulation in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss at Edmonton. The Kings failed to make Jeff Carter's second-period goal stand up as the winner.
"We should have won that game, we're not happy with ourselves," defenseman Drew Doughty said.
That same night, Phoenix (1-3-0) built a two-goal lead early in the third period only to fall 5-3 at San Jose.
"We gave it away," captain Shane Doan said. "We had control of the game, we were playing the way we wanted to, we were controlling every real aspect of the game and gave it away."
The Kings haven't gone winless in their first four games since opening with three ties and two de...