Shots there, but goals were not
In terms of “shot mentality,’’ Terry Murray got what he wanted last night, as the Kings recorded a season-high 39 shots on goal. Of course, it only led to two goals, so the mission was not accomplished, and Murray pointed to one of his other favorite terms — net presence — to describe what the Kings could have done better last night. Entering tonight’s game, the Kings rank 19th in the NHL with an average of 28.5 shots on goal per game.
MURRAY: “We’ve been talking about this over the last couple years, about the importance of getting pucks to the net. I liked the attitude. I thought we could have been better at net presence, though. There were not enough screens, not enough traffic at the net to take advantage of those shots going to the net. The fact of the matter, of more pucks to the net, is a real good thing, and we’ll push the other part.’’