January 22, 2012 8:45 am

The Key Three: Jan. 21

In a three-game span, against Washington, Dallas and Calgary, the Kings totaled 13 goals. Now, in their last four games, the Kings have totaled five regulation goals. Isn’t it at least possible that, while all the intense scrutiny was given to the coaching staff early in the season, that the players actually bear the responsibility for their overall problems? The Kings have had a total of 15 goals from forwards in the last seven games. Ten of them have come from Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown or Justin Williams. Last night, the second line of Mike Richards, Dustin Penner and Jarret Stoll was a total non-factor, and the Kings looked lethargic overall, both 5-on-5 and on the power play. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…

The Key Three: Jan. 21

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