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Scoring Woes Continue For The Los Angeles Kings

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

The franchise that once had only one goal is having severe difficulty scoring more than one goal.

Tuesday night’s game against Arizona fell into what has become a routine format for the Kings. Fall behind 2-0 on slipshod special teams play. Score, pull the goalie and come close to scoring again. Then lose, 2-1, their third defeat in their past four games.

The Kings have put the puck into the net eight times in their past five games. Their fans have noticed. They are expressing their opinion silently, in absentia.

It’s quiet and spacious in Staples Center these days, with empty rows in some very good sections, and the atmosphere is muted enough to hear errant passes bounce off the boards. When a fan yells out to shoot the (deleted) puck, everyone can hear, including those in the home jerseys.

Afterward, interim coach Willie Desjardins said the team’s 5-on-5 play was improving, but he’s probably as tired of reviewing the same movie as those who ask him.


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