September 22, 2011 6:30 pm

A decent start for power play

In their two games last night, the Kings went a combined 2-for-13 on the power play. Not exactly an eye-popping number, given the emphasis put on the power play during training camp so far, but on the other hand, the Kings’ personnel was spread over the two games and they also had a power-play goal disallowed because of a (seemingly flimsy) goalie-interference call. Terry Murray was asked for his thoughts on the power play in last night’s game at Staples Center…

MURRAY: “Early, I liked it a lot. It wasn’t the fact that we scored a goal and it was called back, and then did score a goal on the power play. It was the movement away from the puck that was very good. That’s something that we talked about, from the end of the year last year, the importance of getting five people playing a team game on that situation more consistently. I liked the rotations. I liked the puck movement. I thought Voynov was very good on the back end, a young guy who I don’t know very well, quite honestly. He’s been injured a couple training camps. I went to watch him in the American Hockey League playoffs a year ago and he played OK. But a much better hockey player. He wants the puck on his stick. He made a lot of good things happen.”

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