They're 3-1-1 against StL this year, but still 7 points back of them with 2 games in hand. Because StL is 12-5-2 in non-Kings games, while the Kings are 6-7-4 in non-Blues games. But, StL is 7-1-1 against Ana and SJ. 7-7-1 against the other 5 teams. The Kings are 1-1-1 against California. The Kings are 6-6-4 against the 4 teams ahead of them. Not great, but sort of respectable. The 4 OT losses, to the Wild and Blues, the 2 teams directly ahead of the Kings in pts%. 3 of the 4 OT losses, on home ice. In the 3 OT losses, they had a lead either entering or during the 3rd period. Everything else being the same, had they held onto those games, they go from: StL, 24GP, 30pts Col, 21GP, 27pts Min, 21GP, 27pts LA, 22GP, 23pts To: StL, 24GP, 28pts Col, 21GP, 27pts LA, 22GP, 26pts Min, 21GP, 23pts In 3 results, 6 GA, they go from controlling their destiny over both opponents, and a punchers chance of getting ahead of the Avs, to well behind the 8-ball. 5 of the next 7 are against Col and StL though, so, they can get back in this thing. The other 2 games are against a team that can't score. The 7th worst offense(and 13th worst team) since the lockout. As much as they can still compete for a spot, it can also fall apart just as fast. Obviously Col and StL can win those games, and Min has Ari in 4 of their next 6. Could have about 6 weeks of meaningless hockey soon.