Keeping them down

Following up on the last post, about shots on goal against, the Kings are coming off a game in which they allowed Columbus to total only 11 shots, a season low for shots against. That’s unlikely to be duplicated tonight against a Chicago team that averages the most shots in the league and has scored the second-most goals in the NHL this season.

Regardless, Terry Murray talked this morning about the job the Kings did in the Columbus game, and perhaps how it might be duplicated…

MURRAY: “I thought we did a very good job with our checking mindset going into the game. Also, I’m aware that they lost their best player, in Nash, early in the game, and Huselius was scratched because of an injury. So those are two high-skilled players that do put a lot of pressure on you in your D zone. In saying that, though, you have to come out with strcture and system and play the right way, and make checking the important part of the game.”

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