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Crashing Kings Keep Backsliding

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On the surface, things look grim for the Los Angeles Kings after losing their eighth game in a row, this time to the Detroit Red Wings. And Tweets like this don’t help the impending sense of doom sweeping through the fanbase.

Saturday, nine weeks ago (Nov. 25)
LA: 13-3-3, 29 points
EDM: 6-12-1, 13 points.

LA: 20-11-8, 48 points
EDM: 23-15-1, 47 points

Gap has closed 15 points in 20 games.

So what gives? This supremely talented roster that managed 10 road wins in a row, some in fairly difficult buildings, are suddenly struggling — both at home and away.