Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Kings' Penalty Kill Needs To Continue To Succeed



The Kings, who have won two straight, will enter MTS Centre later tonight fresh off of a 2-0 shutout victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. The win moved the Kings to 3-0-1 under new coach Darryl Sutter.

Goaltender, Jonathan Quick, turned away all 38 shots faced for his league leading fifth shutout. The victory marked the 15th time in 16 games that the Kings have scored two or fewer goals.

While only scoring two goals a game may seem like a recipe for disaster the Kings have managed to go 7-7-2 over that period. 

The Kings' recent success on the penalty kill has proven to be the Kings' life preserver and give them a chance to win while boasting the leagues worst average goals per game at 2.14.

After killing all four of the Blackhawks power play chances, the Kings moved their current streak to 20 in a row. Dating back to Nov. 22 the Kings have killed 65 of their last 68 short-handed scenarios.

The Kings can not allow teams to score power play goals and run up the score against a struggling offense.

If the Kings want to have a shot at winning, their strong play with a man in the box will have to continue to be strong while the teams tries to remember how to put the puck in the back of the net.

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