The Kings knew the Washington Capitals would come into their game Thursday ticked off and ready to go, having started their California trip with a loss to the Ducks.
The Kings had a full complement of players to handle that.
With Trevor Lewis back in the lineup, the Kings got contributions up and down the roster in a 3-1 win in which they showed grit and penalty-killing strength to stave off a skilled Washington roster. The win got the bad taste from Saturday’s loss to Chicago out of their mouths and got them back into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Here’s what we learned:
The Kings are healthy at the right time. For...