LOS ANGELES -- As the final seconds ticked away, Los Angeles Kings fans waited patiently, quietly in their seats waiting for something to happen.
Certainly this wasn't the way the game would end.
After all, this isn't the way Kings games are supposed to end at home. At least not during these playoffs or over the past 15 games where they Kings have won every single time.
There have been miracle goals and miracle saves along the way during the Kings' franchise record 15-game winning streak, and it was understandable for Kings fans and players alike to think someway, somehow another miracle would magically happen when they needed it most Thursday night.
But it never happened.