Deryk Engelland

Kings can’t overcome long odds and are swept in playoff series against the Knights

Kings can’t overcome long odds and are swept in playoff series against the Knights

They took those last steps over the bench, weary with disbelief. Drew Doughty skated by himself back to the Kings end, his teammates slowly behind him in tow.

A post-playoff series handshake line as the losing team is not what the Kings planned at this stage of the season. Neither was scoring three goals in four games against a team that didn’t exist a year ago. That’s what the Kings will ponder for another lost offseason after a 1-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night that swept them out of the first round.

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second shutout of the series in a brilliant, defensive performance by him and his teammates in their inaugural season. The...

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