Jake Muzzin

Kings on the brink of elimination after Vegas cashes in on a big third period

Kings on the brink of elimination after Vegas cashes in on a big third period

From electric, positive vibes to serious doubt.

The pendulum swing could not have been greater inside Staples Center on Sunday night, when a game that offered so much promise at the start ended in an alarmingly familiar place for the Kings.

They allowed three third-period goals, including two in a span of 21 seconds, in a stunning 3-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of their first-round series that sent them back into awkward territory, down 3-0 in the series.

The Kings will go into Game 4 on Tuesday with the knowledge that they erased a 3-0 deficit in 2014 against the San Jose Sharks and went on to win the Stanley Cup.

“We’re down but we’re not out,”...

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