What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs By The Numbers: March 28, 2015 Edition

LOS ANGELES — A poor first period and stellar play by goaltender Devyn Dubnyk proved too much for the Los Angeles Kings to overcome, and they dropped a 4-1 decision to the white-hot Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 28.

The Kings, who are now 3-1 on their current five-game road trip, conclude the trip in Chicago on March 30.

With the loss, the Kings remain at 88 points for the season, and are now projected to end the season with 96 points.

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What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs: By The Numbers, March 26, 2015 Edition

LA Kings center Anze Kopitar
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

LOS ANGELES — After a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on March 26, the Los Angeles Kings are off to a 3-0 start to their current five-game road trip that continues on March 28 in St. Paul, Minnesota against the red-hot Minnesota Wild.

With the win, the Kings now have 88 points on the season. After crunching the numbers once again, they are now on pace to reach the 98-point mark at season’s end.

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What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs: By The Numbers, March 25, 2015 Edition

LOS ANGELES — Despite a dominating performance in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 24, giving them a strong 2-0 start to their five-game road trip, things just got a bit tougher for the Los Angeles Kings, in terns of their playoff hopes.

While the Kings were handing the Rangers a decisive loss, the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders, 2-1 in a shootout. That was followed by the Vancouver Canucks defeating the Winnipeg Jets, 5-2.

Also making things tougher for the Kings was that the Calgary Flames defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, on March 23.

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What’s It Going To Take For The LA Kings To Make The Playoffs: By The Numbers, March 22, 2015

LA Kings winger Marian Gaborik
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Kings hit the road on a five-game road trip that will be critical to their playoff hopes, it’s time, once again, to take a closer look at what they will need to do the rest of the way in order to secure a playoff berth.

The last two times Frozen Royalty has done the math to project the point total the Kings would need in order to qualify for post-season play (January 28 and March 9), 97 points was the result of all that number-crunching.

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One Of The Most Lopsided Trades In NHL History Involved The LA Kings And Larry Murphy

LA KINGS HISTORY: Selecting defenseman Larry Murphy in the first round on the 1980 National Hockey League Entry Draft was a momentous occasion for the Los Angeles Kings. After all, they had a long history of trading away their first round picks and drafting poorly. But Murphy went on to become a star in the NHL, and a four-time Stanley Cup winner. The only problem, from a Kings perspective, was that, like so many others, Murphy went elsewhere to do it.

In the final installment of this series, Frozen Royalty spoke to Murphy about his time with the Kings, the friction with the coaching staff that started his problems with the team, and why he had to leave, a story that probably isn’t what you might expect.


Former LA Kings star defenseman Larry Murphy, shown here during the Kings Fantasy Camp on March 12, 2015, at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, California
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Defenseman Larry Murphy burst onto the scene with the Los Angeles Kings in the 1980-81 season, making a huge, immediate impact, scoring 16 goals and adding 60 assists for 76 points in 80 games in his rookie season—he finished second in the Calder Memorial Trophy (rookie of the year) to the legendary Peter Stastny that season.

Murphy scored 22 goals and tallied 44 assists for 66 points in the 1981-82 season, followed by 14 goals and 48 assists for 62 points in the 1982-83 season.

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