LA Kings Are Winning Without Balanced Scoring…But For How Long?

LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Kings will take a seven-game winning streak into the Windy City tonight, where they will face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

But as positive as a seven-game winning streak is, the fact remains that the vast majority of their scoring has come from one line, not to mention that they have just one goal from their blue line corps.

To illustrate, heading into tonight’s action, the Kings have scored 24 goals this season. 15 have been scored by the line of Jeff Carter, Milan Lucic and Tyler Toffoli, who has scored nine of those goals.

Toffoli’s nine goals matches the number scored by the rest of the team.

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Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: Andreoff, Doughty, Carter, Sutter After 4-3 OT Win Over Nashville

LOS ANGELES — Tyler Toffoli scored two goals, Andy Andreoff netted his first goal of the season, and Jeff Carter scored in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.

With their victory over the top team in the Western Conference, the Kings extended their winning streak to seven games.

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Struggling Gaborik Talks “Dirty Areas,” Ugly Goals

LA Kings left wing Marian Gaborik, shown here during media day for the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 3, 2014.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — After a dreadful 0-3 start to the 2015-16 National Hockey League season, the Los Angeles Kings are in the midst of a six-game winning streak, relying heavily on goaltender Jonathan Quick, who played in five of the six games, recording some eye-popping numbers: an 0.99 goals-against average, a .965 save percentage, and one shutout.

Meanwhile, the offense has picked up, sort of…more on that later. Indeed, the Kings have averaged 3.00 goals per game during their current winning streak.

That’s the good news.

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Only A Matter Of Time Now Before LA Kings LW Prospect Michael Mersch Bursts Onto NHL Scene

LA Kings left wing prospect Michael Mersch (left), shown here scoring in overtime of Game 1 of the 2015 Calder Cup Final against the Utica Comets on June 6, 2015, at the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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AUDIO/VIDEO: Also includes audio of interviews with Ontario Reign left wing and Los Angeles Kings left wing prospect Michael Mersch and Reign head coach Mike Stothers. Also linked is video of an interview with Kings assistant general manager (and Reign general manager) Rob Blake.

ONTARIO, CA — Borrowing from the various Star Trek television series and motion pictures, the Los Angeles Kings have a power forward-style left wing prospect in their system who was already moving at warp speed towards playing in the National Hockey League.

Last season, you could say that younger player was moving at the low end of the warp speed scale, maybe warp 1 or 2. But with the 2015-16 season just a handful of games old, it is very much apparent that this player has quickly reached top speeds, exceeding warp 9.

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Frozen Royalty Audio: Toffoli, Quick, Kopitar Lead LA Kings To 3-0 Win Over Carolina

LOS ANGELES — Tyler Toffoli scored two goals, Anze Kopitar added another, and Jonathan Quick made 40 saves to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 shutout win over the Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center in Los Angeles in October 23.

With the win, the Kings have won four straight games. It was also Quick’s first shutout of the season, and the 38th of his National Hockey League career.

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