The Kings scored three power-play goals last night. In the same game. That qualified as astonishing. even though the Dallas Stars have had one of the NHL’s weaker penalty-kill units for the bulk of this season. Consider, though, that the Kings had scored a total of three power-play goals in their previous nine games. Darryl Sutter said the breakthrough was attributed to the continued work the Kings have been doing in practice.
SUTTER: “We’re trying to get net presence, trying to get more shots, quality shots. There was over 20 minutes in power plays, for both teams, which is not what either team would want. Those were senior officials, arguably the two top guys, in Denis and Dan. They called a lot of penalties.’’