LA Kings: The month of March team report card

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It’s time for the monthly report card. How did the LA Kings do for March?

The 2020-2021 NHL season is a little over halfway over, and the LA Kings find themselves in sixth place in the Honda West division with a record of 14-14-6, good for 34 points. They currently trail the St. Louis Blues by four points for the fourth and final playoff spot in the division.

The good news is that the LA Kings are still in the thick of the playoff chase. With a format of intra-division games only, essentially every game is a “four-point” game, meaning that ground can be made up — or lost — much quicker than in a normal season schedule format.

The bad news is that the LA Kings did not help their own playoff chances during March. Although they ended the month with a big 4-2 win over the Golden Knights in Vegas, the team did not string together consecutive wins at any point in the month. The streaks they did put together were of the losing variety, which included two two-game and one three-game losing streak. Overall, the Kings went 5-7-2 for the month of March, picking up 12 out of a possible 28 points.

The report card categories will be offense, defense, goaltending, and special teams. Let’s see how it all breaks down.