Daniel Winnik protects the puck from Willie Mitchell during the Avalanche's 4-0 win over the Kings at Staples Center on February 22nd, 2012. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Daniel Winnik protects the puck from Willie Mitchell during the Avalanche's 4-0 win over the Kings at Staples Center on February 22nd, 2012. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

One night after the Kings were embarrassed in Phoenix by losing in a shootout after blowing a 3-0 and 4-2 leads, the Kings were embarrassed once again.

The defense pooped the bed once again, and after a surprising, rare strong performance yesterday, the offense reverted back to the norm and joined the defense in the bed-pooping, during an awful 4-1 loss tonight. We know this team can’t score, but if Jonathan Quick is starting to run out of gas and there is now a chink in the armor of what was a very strong Kings defense, you can stick a form in ’em.

Should we stick a fork in these guys anyways? They haven’t won in four games. They’ve won twice in their last 10 games. By some miracle, they’re still in a playoff spot. They sit one point ahead of the Calgary Flames, who have a game in hand. They play that game in hand today, and if they get even a point against the Phoenix Coyotes today, they will pass the Kings for the final playoff spot, because of the regulation/overtime win tiebreaker. Even if the Flames do pass the Kings for the last playoff spot today, there will still be 21 games left and plenty of time to get back into a playoff spot, but what could possibly lead us to believe that this team has what it takes to get into the playoffs?

This is one of the worst offensive teams of all-time, if not the worst. They have no chemistry, they can’t pass, they can’t start a breakout, they’re immature, they take bad penalties, they take too many penalties, despite the situation they’re in they still get cocky and complacent, they’re slow, and they’re not that good.

My biggest problem was Darryl Sutter starting Jonathan Quick tonight. Give the guy a break. He’s played so much and he had a rough game last night. Unbelievable. He’s running him into the ground and wasting Jonathan Bernier. After his team was awful (Kyle Clifford, most noticeably) and he was tired, he was pulled after giving up three goals in the first period, and Bernier got in. Bernier played very well, gave up one goal because his team sucks, and continued to be awesome. Oh well. I’m starting to dislike Sutter.

Once again, this is a pretty bad post. Almost as bad as the Kings. Almost. I don’t see the point of writing much about this one. Especially because I should have written it last night. Now it looks like the Kings have acquire Jeff Carter so I’m not focusing on this game anymore. Stay tuned.

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