`Special' teams?

Florida enters tonight’s game with 15 points in 17 games, and it’s not difficult to see why. The Panthers have the NHL’s second-worst power play (13.0 percent) and its third-worst penalty-kill unit (74.2). Then again, the Kings have the fifth-worst penalty-kill unit (75.6) and have already lost to the team with the worst power play (Nashville, 11.6), so don’t read too much into numbers.

Here’s what Terry Murray said this morning, when asked if he had a message to the team about not looking past the Panthers and instead looking forward to the flight home…

MURRAY: “I think the message was sent to us in Atlanta. I’m hoping that that’s not that far away, that we’re not losing sight of what happened there. There was awareness brought to this game yesterday, in our team meeting, and we’ve got a great leadership group. There’s veteran guys, there are young guys there now, and they all bring it together. They talk about these things and we’ll be ready to play here tonight, to finish this thing off the right way.”

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