The Kings are 1-for-16 on the power play this season, including 0-for-10 in their last three games. Guess what the second half of today’s practice was spent working on? The power-play (and penalty-kill) units got a good workout today, but while the power-play shot totals have been anemic — the Kings actually gave up more shorthanded shots (two) than they had power-play shots (one) in the last game — Terry Murray said the emphasis is on the work away from the puck, which can lead to those scoring chances.
MURRAY: “It’s more about the repetitions and the consistency and execution away from the puck that we were giving a focus to today. We had gone through a video review before the practice started, to point out some things from the Vancouver game, what needed to be better. That’s what the focal point was. It’s people away from the puck, off the puck, the movement and recovery of pucks before you go to position. We’ll go back at it again tomorrow and the morning of the game.”