There probably shouldn’t be too much joy exacted from a win against the Edmonton Oilers, but the mood was understandably lighter in the Kings’ dressing room after a 5-2 win Sunday.
The Kings stopped the bleeding for one night, against a fellow bad team, but some things fell into place. Here’s what we learned:
There were shades of old Kings hockey. At least in the opening 10 minutes and for stretches after that, the Kings were physical. They forechecked. They took zone time.
Drew Doughty set the tone early when he bumped Leon Draisaitl off the puck, and the rush the other way led to the first goal.