A familiar theme
After last night’s game, Terry Murray had a relatively positive outlook on his team’s play against Anaheim. Asked, today, if film review revealed anything different, or brought anything into greater focus, Murray reiterated that the Kings had solid scoring chances but simply didn’t capitalize on them. He also pointed to the power play, which went 0-for-3. The irony is that the Kings are 3-for-16 on the power play in their last four games. Nobody is going to win any medals for that, to be certain, but that’s an 18.8-percent success rate, which also isn’t hideous. Still, the Kings rank 20th in the league in power-play efficiency this season and have four power-play goals in their last eight games.
MURRAY: “We need to get our power play better. That’s been really stale for us, over the last while. I’ve said it many times. Your penalty killing can lose you a game and your power play can win you a game. We need that to happen. The penalty killing has been pretty good, all year long. We need our power play to just come through for us at a critical time. We have those opportunities, and it hasn’t happened for us in the last four or five games.”