Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner will return
to the lineup on February 2 at Anaheim after
sitting out four games.
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LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — For those who may be wondering, the headline for this story does not mean what you might think. Rather, it has become a repeated, old refrain that has often been heard in the Los Angeles Kings
’ dressing room in recent seasons.
Indeed, the Kings really do need to get dirty. More specifically, they are getting very few opportunities to score the “dirty goals” to this point in the abbreviated 2013 season. The result? A meager 2-2-2 start to the season.
A dearth of scoring chances from the prime scoring areas was most evident this season in the Kings’ last game on January 31, when they dropped a 2-1 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators at Staples Center.
“We had a lot of offensive zone time, but it was a lot of cycles,” said forward Jeff Carter. “We really didn’t get much off it.”
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