One day after the Kings' dramatic and exhilarating 4-3 overtime victory over the Ducks, fans packed into the Sports Arena parking lot on Thursday night to watch the Kings' 7-2 game-winning victory over the Flyers.

Their mood seemed completely at peace with the latest loss by the Kings, who drop to 10-16-5 on the season.

“It was super exciting,” said Nigel Gray, a small business owner from North Hollywood. “We saw some really cool stuff happen and the players just don’t know how good they are,” he said of the Kings’ recent hot streak that helped them make the playoffs as an eighth seed.

“They have been in this pickle before and they got out of it.”

This continued just after Thanksgiving, when the Kings lost 11 consecutive games. They lost 16 in a row to close the 2015-16 season and were a wild-card team in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Their next two games were against Winnipeg and Vegas. The Kings did end up in the playoffs in 2016 and 2017, but this was supposed to be a different year.

“They have some inexperienced guys who can’t handle a playoff race,” Gray said. “They can’t handle the intensity of the game. They don’t think through it. … That’s kind of what they’re lacking.”

Still, Gray saw flashes of brilliance by defenseman Drew Doughty and left wing Alex Iafallo. Doughty’s diving goal late in regulation extended the game to overtime and Iafallo’s third-period goal ended it. Doughty was the hero in overtime with his goal at 17:07 to win it.

Mark Barajas was satisfied with the current results, saying, “Things have been kind of running downhill ever since they had a good run at the beginning of the season.”

Iafallo leads the Kings with 16 goals and has 20 points.

There was a bit of joy in the parking lot that was critical of the on-ice play of defenseman Alec Martinez, who had been sidelined for two games before playing on Thursday. And late in the second period, he drove to the net and scored, drawing a jeer from the fans.

“He was down on his butt and showing us how to play,” Barajas said.

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