The Kings have scored 15 goals this season. That’s the most they have scored in their first three games since 1995-96, when they totaled 17. On the other hand… The Kings have allowed 13 goals. That’s ALSO the most they have allowed in their first three games since 1995-96, when they allowed 14 goals.
Last season, the Kings didn’t score their 15th goal until their sixth game, but they also didn’t allow their 13th goal until the fifth game. Clearly a lot of the defensive trouble has been on the penalty kill — on which the Kings have allowed seven of those 13 goals — but what do you think? Is this sustainable? It wasn’t in 1995-96, when the Kings ultimately scored 256 goals, allowed 302 and finished with a 24-40-18 record.