from Craig Custance of ESPN,
The reigning Stanley Cup champion hasn't missed the playoffs since the Carolina Hurricanes missed in 2006-07, and it's happened just four times overall since 1967-68. However, a 4-2 loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers means the Los Angeles Kings are in danger of adding themselves to that list.
They now sit three points outside the final wild card spot with games remaining against the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks. It's widely believed that the Kings will be tough to eliminate if they get in, but watching them sputter down the stretch you can't help but believe this group has run out of gas after three straight long playoff runs. If this is it for the Kings, it was an incredible run.
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