Information clearly show the Kings have roughly the exact same document at dwelling as on the street. They are 12-15-2 at Staples Centre, 11-15-4 absent from it. Every single mark is superior for 26 factors.
But right after likely 3-2-1 on their most the latest journey, the Kings just completed a homestand in which they went -2-1.
Immediately after the Kings dropped a 3-2 choice to the Stanley Cup-winner Washington Capitals on Monday night at Staples Centre, rookie ahead Austin Wagner talked about the lack of achievement in their pleasant confines. He was not smiling.
“Yeah, I do not know what to say about that,” he claimed. “I guess we’ve just obtained to figure issues out, I guess. We go again on the street this 7 days, so we have to come across our groove there and then provide it again dwelling again.”
General, the Kings have lost 5 consecutive games, likely -3-2 all through that span. They depart Wednesday early morning for a four-recreation journey. They will engage in Thursday at Nashville, Saturday at Florida, Monday at Tampa Bay and Feb. 26 at Carolina.
The Kings (23-30-6) were being eight factors out of the Western Conference’s last playoff berth with 23 games to engage in in advance of Tuesday’s slate of games.
Iafallo’s plan rings true
Next-yr ahead Alex Iafallo on Monday was discussing the ways he is likely about striving to rating a lot more plans. Just one of them was “driving the net a minimal late and striving to fit the puck in the net.”
That is precisely what he did when he scored a target at 8:20 of the third interval Monday. The helps went Dustin Brown and Paul LaDue.
“I’m constantly speaking out there and making confident we’re on the exact same web site,” he claimed, referring to him and linemate Brown. “For that target I just really (tried out) challenging to push the net and contact it in we designed a wonderful engage in. You know, we’ve just obtained to push the net a lot more and get those probabilities.”
Iafallo, 25, has 13 plans and 13 helps (26 factors).
This and that
When Brown assisted on Iafallo’s target, he became the eighth player in franchise historical past to rating at the very least 600 factors. … Forward Anze Kopitar has 13 factors (4 plans, 9 helps) more than his previous 11 games. However, his team-superior 44 factors (17 plans, 27 helps) are way off his rate from last season when he experienced a profession-ideal 92 factors (35 plans, 57 helps).