What went right

The Kings scored only one power-play goal in five chances last night, which is below the league average, but the power-play unit looked significantly better than in recent games. The Kings had 14 shots on goal on the power play. In their previous four games, the Kings had 14 power-play shots combined. Here’s what Terry Murray said about the power play…

MURRAY: “Really good. I think when you look at the total game, and the number of power plays, maybe the best that we have shown, with our entries and in the offensive zone, puck movement, shot mentality, than in any game this year. It was very good. It just reinforced the same stuff. It will pay off for you.”

Murray also spoke, in general, about what he most liked about the victory…

MURRAY: “We talked about, in the pregame, going into it with a checking mentality. I thought we did a good job with that, and that encompasses a lot of stuff, obviously. You’re talking about your D-zone coverage, but I thought our forecheck was good. We made good decisions coming through the middle of the ice, to get puck placement, so that we had an opportunity get something going in the offensive zone. We were moving our feet and generated some cycles, some low to highs, some traffic to the net, and we were shooting the puck. We obviously end up with 40-plus shots, and that’s all included in my thinking on the checking part of the game.”

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