February 20, 2012 6:30 pm

Kings will try to avoid shutout record

The Kings will try to avoid history tomorrow. Never in franchise history have the Kings suffered three consecutive regulation shutout losses. The Kings have been shut out in three consecutive games, during the 1968-69 season, but two of those games were 0-0 ties. On Jan. 1, 1969, the Kings and St. Louis Blues played to a 0-0 tie. Four nights later, the Kings and Oakland Seals played to a 0-0 tie. On Jan. 7, the Kings lost 5-0 at St. Louis. The Kings also lost the next three games. [credit to Nick Nickson for doing the leg work on this stat.]

There have been plenty of back-to-back shutout losses, perhaps none more grim than in 1975-76. The Kings lost their season opener to Montreal, 9-0, then, three nights later, lost 7-0 to the New York Islanders. Oddly enough, the Kings followed those games with a 10-2-0 run and finished that season with 85 points in 80 games.

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