Facing off

Looking for keys to tonight’s game? One might be in the faceoff circle. The Kings lost 33 of 56 draws against Phoenix in the season opener. Last season, they ranked fourth in the NHL with a faceoff success rate of 52 percent. San Jose, however, was second at 53.8 percent…

MURRAY: “There’s a great value on faceoffs. We did it all through last year, so it’s not anything new. Our faceoff percentage though, in the first game, was not where it was last year. We were one of the better faceoff teams in the league last year, so you’ve got to get a little bit of focus on it. But it’s not out of the norm that we do that stuff.”

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