Keeping with the power-play theme a bit more, here’s what Jarret Stoll said about the Kings’ recent slump with the man advantage, particularly in the context of tonight’s game against the Sharks…
STOLL: “I think, if we keep doing the same things, we’re going to score. Yeah, we’re 0 for our last three games, but the movement, the possession time and the shots were there, I think. It’s just a matter of getting those rebounds and maybe getting a break here or there. Sometimes it’s the opposite. In San Jose, we had three goals. They find the net. Guys are tipping or whatever. I don’t think we’ve been bad the last three games. We just haven’t scored. This day and age, you have to score, or else you’re not doing the job. If we keep that going, the movement and getting the shots, I’d be surprised if we don’t get any.”
And what do the Kings need to do tonight?
STOLL: “You’ve just got to shoot. You’ve got to get pucks to the net. Sometimes, when a power play is struggling, sometimes you get too fancy and you’re on the perimeter all the time, instead of threatening. Kopi has got to shoot more. Dewey has got to shoot more. I’ve been getting shots lately. We’ve all got to shoot. We’ve got great net people in front, for tips and rebounds and stuff. I know, as a penalty killer, once they’re shooting and firing pucks, as a PK guy you don’t know where the rebound is going. You’re panicking, kind of. You’re scrambling. That’s when most of the goals happen.”