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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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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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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LA Kings Could Be Switching Into High Gear At Just The Right Time

Also includes video interviews with Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar.


LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, shown here during a practice session.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — If their win on November 8 against the Vancouver Canucks was any indication, the Los Angeles Kings have raised their level of play just in time to face a team that is currently third in the Western Conference and in the overall league standings.

That team is none other than the Anaheim Ducks, who host the Kings at Honda Center in Anaheim tonight (7:30 PM PST), and are just one point out of the league and conference lead.

Against the Canucks on November 8, the Kings played at a pace not seen from them this season. They made plays consistently, and they established a strong forecheck, resulting in long stretches in which they held onto the puck and made plays off of it.

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