The Kings’ ability to hold a third-period lead — they’re now 12-0-0 when leading after the second period — has been an oft-mentioned stat here, but the Kings are also showing great improvement in another area: one goal games.
After Monday’s 2-1 victory over Calgary, the Kings now have a 8-1-3 record in one-goal games. Last season, they were 20-11-11 in one-goal games.
MURRAY: “That’s a part of playing in the NHL that you have to be good at. You’ve got to be able to win one-goal games. That is, historically, a conversation that coaches have with teams. You’ve got to know how to do it right. You’ve got to know how to check right and shut things down whenever it’s needed. We’re learning that and we’re getting better at it, obviously, since last year. It’s a nice statistic to show to your players.”