Did you notice a few minutes when Miller was on the ice with Corvo that, when Joe was beaten at center ice, there was Aaron (a defensive d-man) to cover for him? Pairing someone who's weak defensively with one who's strong defensively: what a concept.
The Kings are being worked by teams that aren't even in the playoffs (or barely in it). Too bad they don't have the same fire and desperation that these other teams have. It's as if they think that their 5th place is safe. If the Kings manage to finish 5th at the end of the season, it'll probably only be after dropping out of the playoffs and then fighting their way back, since they'll likely never have the consistent intensity that real winning teams have.
Or maybe the dump and chase offense doesn't work anymore in the NHL? Other than give away possession...
Just watch how the Ducks enter the attacking zone with speed. They also seem to know where their teammates will be without looking. They must practice together or something. Maybe the Kings should try that.
Ya know, Corvo made for a terrific window on Perry's goal (the 2nd). Can't blame Garon when he can't even see the shot being fired because a big defenseman is standing like a dumb tree in front of him.
Don't worry about the Kings, it's not like the rest of the Pacific division is playing well right now. Plus the Kings will have plenty of rest in the second half of the season, while the other teams have to go out and win games...
This team will not be in a playoff spot when the Olympic break starts with this current coaching staff.