Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: Defense And Goaltending Have Los Angeles Kings Sitting Pretty

LOS ANGELES — Coming into the 2010-11 National Hockey League season, conventional wisdom said that the Los Angeles Kings would be an improved team that is expected to make the playoffs and, this time, at least get into the second round.

So far, so good, as the Kings are tied in points atop the league-wide standings going into action on November 9, despite having a mostly dysfunctional power play that started near the bottom of the league rankings and is now at 18th, with a less-than-mediocre 14.3 percent rating.

“We want our power play to have more success, more results,” said head coach Terry Murray following his team’s 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on November 6. “We had some time, we had some plays, we just didn’t score. We always take a look at it. Maybe we’ll have to fine tune things.”

Murray noted that the schedule is not helping matters…

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