The Los Angeles Kings have extended their current losing streak to six games. The Minnesota Wild beat them 4-1 Thursday night in Minnesota.
The Kings played a solid third period after getting caught up in the Wild’s game for the first two periods. The Wild clogged center ice and the Kings couldn’t figure out how to get past it. But the team did jump out in the third.
One of the team’s biggest problem is the power play. The Kings had three straight chances late in the game with a man advantage but couldn’t find a way to score. The power play is sitting at three goals in 34 tries. One of the worst in the league.
The team comes home for seven straight games and this will be a huge home stand. The team is looking inside to try and get a sense for what is going on.
One thing that many are agreeing on currently is that there is a way too much talent on the team for it to have this kind of record. The players themselves have had closed-door meetings yet the results remain the same.
Hockey is a performance business and drastic changes are not too far off. Coach John Stevens knows that. At the end of the day, hockey is a business and eyes are starting to look at the top.
The Kings will host the New York Rangers on Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center. The game will feature the return of Dustin Brown who is coming off of a broken finger.