March 14, 2011 5:10 pm

If it’s not one thing…

The Kings are 3-for-11 on the power play in their last three games, a good success percentage and a clear improvement over their previous 0-for-10 skid. A change was made to player positioning in the offensive zone, but it hasn’t been a complete panacea. The Kings look more effective once they get set up in the zone, but often have trouble getting control in the zone. Terry Murray talked about the need to further improve the power play…

MURRAY: “It seems to me that we’re having a little concern with the entries now. The puck recovery is not as clean. Our playmaking, coming through the middle of the ice, seems to get disrupted now. The opportunities to set up are just not quite the same. The other part of it, earlier, we had great breakouts, setups, but then we were not having that net presence and shot mentality. There’s always an issues in special teams that you have to correct. The first one (against Dallas), when Doughty scored, everything went well. The puck is chipped in. Poni recovers the puck with his body, protects the puck and gets it back up top and we make the play and then he screens the goaltender. That’s the way you diagram it and want it to happen, but it doesn’t work that way all the time.”

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