Unpossible! Kings Finally Lose at Home.
It finally happened. The Los Angeles Kings lost at STAPLES Center. It was the Columbus Blue Jackets who did the honors winning 5-3.
“This is a game we should have won,” defenseman Matt Greene said. “We’re up by a goal in the third period. We’ve got to lock those games down. That’s what good teams do.”
After leading 3-2 early in the third period, the Kings defense broke down allowing Jared Boll to get to Kyle Wilson’s blocked shot and put it past goalie Jonathan Quick.
Even then the reality didn’t hit the sold out crowd until Rick Nash who had been silent all night came alive with the winning goal at 16:48. Reality started to rain down for a brief moment, then they started cheering with more urgency not wanting these Blue Jackets to be the one that ended the streak.
Drew Doughty had a great scoring chance: denied.
After pulling Quick for the extra attacker in the final minute, Nash scored the empty-netter with 38.5 seconds left turning the crowd around.
“We kind of let this one slip away,” Dustin Brown said.