LA Kings: Three Takeaways from This Short Losing Streak

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Darcy Kuemper
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Darcy Kuemper /
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NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 12: Anze Kopitar
NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 12: Anze Kopitar /

The High Powered Offense Needs a Boost

Throughout the course of the season, the Kings have been near the top ten in goals scored across the league. This can partially be attributed to the revival of Anze Kopitar around the net, but the team as a whole is scoring goals like crazy. Lately, that spark has been put out.

Adrian Kempe burst onto the scene for the Kings this year, scoring a hat trick and seemingly a goal every game in late October. Since then, he has gone relatively quiet. Since November 2nd, the young winger has scored four goals. That is definitely a drop off from the six goals he scored in October, and art of the reason the offense has struggled.

One notable stat about the Kings offense lies in their opportunities. Despite being one of the league’s best in scoring, they don’t shoot very often in comparison. In fact, the Kings rank near the bottom in shots per game at 31. There has been more of the same in this stretch, with only 81 shots in the three game span. That would put them at below their season average.

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