Power-play downturn

The Kings started the season with seven power-play goals (in 21 opportunities) in their first five games, but they are 1 for 12 in their last two games. A two-game blip, or symptomatic of bigger problems? Terry Murray talked about the power-play struggles of the past two games…

MURRAY: “We’re not getting the puck through the middle of the ice and possession in the offensive zone for the length of time that you need to in order to generate some opportunities. We’re a little bit out of sync on the breakouts and, again, trying to force things in the offensive zone, where if you did take a little more time to let the team become a part of the power play, then good things can happen.

“Detroit, in particular, is a very good team. They read, they angle you, they put pressure on you at the right time and we were forcing plays to happen and they blocked a lot of the shots. If Osgood is able to see the pucks coming, without traffic, then it’s obviously a pretty easy stop for him.”

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