Category number one: offense
Current grade: C
Previous Grade: B
Up and down is the best way to describe the LA Kings offense for the month of March.
In six of their fourteen games for the month, they scored three or more goals — including a three-game streak where they scored at least four goals per game. However, the other eight games were putrid. In those games, the Kings could not score more than two goals per game — including getting shut out by Colorado on March 12th.
Overall, the LA Kings scored 36 goals in March, which gives them an average of 2.6 goals scored per game. For the season, they rank 19th in the NHL with 95 total goals scored.
Adrian Kempe led the way in goals scored for the month with seven, while Anze Kopitar led the team in assists and points with nine and thirteen, respectively. Other offensive highlights include Drew Doughty‘s two goals and eight assists, Alex Iafallo‘s four goals and five assists, and Andreas Athanasiou with four goals and three assists. Trevor Moore provided a boost from the bottom six by chipping in two goals and four assists.
To make the playoffs, the LA Kings will need to avoid the offensive droughts that plagued them in the month of March.