January 19, 2012 11:45 am

Kings `more aggressive’ on offense

It’s not exactly an avalanche of scoring, but the Kings’ offense — both in 5-on-5 play and on the power play — is showing signs that it might be waking up from hibernation. It sort of depends on how you look at things. The Kings had a three-game burst in which they scored 13 goals, then scored one goal in Edmonton and two in regulation in Vancouver (albeit against a very good team and a sharp goalie). The power play, though, has six power-play goals in its last 17 chances. Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards talked about the Kings’ attempts to improve offense…

KOPITAR: “I think just the way we’ve been playing is a little different right now. There’s a lot more energy in our game. It doesn’t really matter, even on the power play, where our positions are. Brownie ended up on the half wall and he’s been doing a good job when he’s there. It happens so quick. Brownie had control and I just parked in front and made a play off of that. I was just fortunate enough that the puck squirted out, and I was able to put it in.’’

RICHARDS: “Maybe we’re a little more aggressive, which is causing more turnovers. But we knew that if we just kept with the system, stuck with the program, that eventually we were going to get some opportunities. We’re getting goals from all four lines, and all six defensemen are contributing, so we’re not just looking at one guy. It’s spread out, which is nice.’’

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