Los Angeles Kings Forward Trevor Lewis earned some solid praise from head coach Darryl Sutter after practice on January 20, 2012, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.
Photo: David Sheehan
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — 48 games into the 2011-12 National Hockey League
season, the Los Angeles Kings
have a 23-15-10 record, good for 56 points. That puts them in second place in the Pacific Division, one point behind the San Jose Sharks
(through games played on January 20), and in seventh place in the Western Conference, four points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche
, their next opponent (Saturday, January 21, 7:30 PM PST, Staples Center
San Jose is third in the conference, and the Chicago Blackhawks, with 64 points, leads the West. As such, the Kings remain in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race, and could still come out on top of the Pacific Division, even though the Sharks have four games in hand. Read more of this post