To say the schedule-maker was unkind to the Kings to start the season would be an understatement. The Kings have played only four games at Staples Center in their first 13 contests. They visit Edmonton on Tuesday and Calgary on Wednesday and then play 13 of their next 16 games on home ice. That’s brings us to our final takeaway:
The Kings are better at home. Every team in every sport is better at home. Let’s not judge them too harshly in the wake of a one-goal road loss to the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks before we see what they can do on an extended homestand. If they’re still struggling to score and playing disjointed games a few weeks from now, then perhaps that the time to roast them. For now, patience is an important virtue.