The Detroit Red Wings had quality chances in the second period, and their inability to convert on any of them cost them another game at home.

They were left to explain a 4-1 loss Tuesday to the Los Angeles Kings that dropped the Wings to 4-4-4 at Little Caesars Arena. The Wings got an early lead on a Mike Green goal, but after that it was all Kings.

The Wings looked beatable from the opening few minutes, lacking the urgency from previous starts.

“They were probably a little faster and stronger from the start,” Henrik Zetterberg said. “But we worked ourselves into the game. Second period, I thought we took over that period. That second and third goal were tough ones, kind of kills the game. It’s a tough team to be behind. They play a certain style that is tiring when you are not scoring on your chances.

“We created tons of chances first two periods, especially in the second period, but we didn’t get anything out of it. We have to find a way to be more determined.”

The Wings are 0-2-3 dating to their last victory, Nov. 17 against Buffalo. They’ve lost overtime games to Colorado, the New York Rangers, and New Jersey. On Tuesday, their one-goal lead stood until the last 3 minutes of the second period, and then they fell behind, 3-1, in the opening minute of the third period.