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LA Kings Drop Sixth Straight

October 26, 2018, 9:21 AM ET [1 Comments]
Bobby Kittleberger
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There isn’t a lot of “news” after Thursday night’s game.

Against the Minnesota Wild the story continues on for the LA Kings without much variance. Once again, the Kings largely out-chanced their opponents at 5-on-5, drawing 58.3% of the scoring chances, 54.9% CF and 70% of the high-danger chances.

Early in the first period, Devin Dubnyk had to make two saves on a 2-0 break, caused by a fumbled pass where Minnesota was simply trying to exit the zone.

There were signs of life in the Kings offensive gameplan.

But outside of a well-placed Kyle Clifford wrist shot that made the game 2-1 in the third period, the Kings just didn’t have any ability to finish scoring chances. Again, they looked like a much slower team, failing to prevent the Wild from establishing a net-front presence.

Anze Kopitar managed only a single shot on goal, while being on the ice during four high-danger scoring chances for and zero against. Yet, Kopitar, Tanner Pearson and Adrian Kempe have managed a combined four goals and five points between the three of them so far this season.

You can - and should - look at the deep stats, which are decent for the Kings.

But corsi doesn’t count in the standings.

The Kings need goals and points which, if for no other reason, should come as the law of averages catches up to them.

If that happens on Sunday, it’ll be the second time in two seasons the Kings have broken a six-game regulation losing streak by beating the New York Rangers.
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