Kings lose eighth straight game, Red Wings win, 5-3

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The Kings have lost eight straight games.

Other teams are heating up, while the Los Angeles Kings are ice cold. They added to their losing streak, making it eight games, by losing to the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3. on Saturday.

The Red Wings got on the board within minutes when Talbot did not protect the near side’s topside, allowing Red Wings’s Dylan Larkin to take advantage by scoring from a tight angle. 

The Kings responded to the Red Wings’s first goal as their movement freed up space for Quinton Byfield to score from in front of the net. His goal was on the power play, making the score 1-1.

From there, though, it was a lot of Red Wings. Larkin scored his second goal on a two-man advantage. They followed with two more, making the score 4-1 in the second period. 

The Kings nearly pulled one back, but their goal was disallowed due to goaltender interference by Mikey Anderson. The Red Wings followed such a play by piling in their fifth moments later.

By the time the Kings finally got back on the scoreboard (in the third period), they were in too big of a hole to claw back. Pierre Luc-Dubois scored their second goal on the power play. 

Byfield netted his second of the game on the Kings’s third goal, again on the power play. 

Overall, the Kings’s power play finished three-for-three. However, they still lost. The defeat holds the Kings’s point total at 48 as the three teams behind them, the Edmonton Oilers, Seattle Kraken, and Calgary Flames, are on eight, eight, and two-game winning streaks, respectively. 

Next, the Kings play the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, looking to get back in the win column.