Old ways to lose. New ways to lose. Three games into a five-game trip is starting to feel more like 13 for the faltering Kings. A few takeaways from a another road loss, this one coming to the Panthers on Thursday night at Sunrise, Fla.
Mental mistakes increasing
The giveaways and the turnovers at crucial times are starting to pile up. There was defenseman Jake Muzzin’s gaffe on the game-tying goal and forward Tyler Toffoli’s turnover on the game-winner.
Physical battles were lost. But how many of the issues are becoming mental ones?
“A lot of time, mistakes are mental, sometimes they are physical,” Kings center Jarret...