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March 21, 2011 3:10 pm

Not lighting the lamp at home

Depending on how far you want to go back, the Kings’ recent results at home have either been average or ugly. The Kings are 0-2-2 in their last four home games and 5-3-2 in their last 10 road games. That’s 12 points in their last 10 home games, comparable to the last 10-game home stretches for teams such as Dallas, Calgary and Anaheim. One notable distinction, though, is the goals category. The Kings have allowed 11 goals in their last five home games and nine goals in their last five road games. That’s essentially equal. In terms of goals scored, though, the Kings have scored only six goals in their last five home games and have scored 11 goals in their last five road games. In terms of showing improvement at home, that’s the area in which Terry Murray has his finger squarely pointed…

MURRAY: “Bottom line is, we’re not scoring goals enough on the 5-on-5 or power play. We’re just not putting enough up, on the offensive side of the game, to put games away. We keep other teams in the game because of it. Going into the third period, in a one-goal game or a tie game, there’s going to be a lucky bounce or there’s going to be something that could happen that could make the difference. That, to me, is the bottom line, is that we’re not getting enough on the offensive part of it. … We are scoring more on the road. We’ve got a great road record. Just coming off four great wins on the road, those games were hard and playoff-like. But the bottom line, again, is that we’re putting pucks in the net and shutting the game down.”

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