What do the
The three teams are in the "Connor McDavid Derby," the right to pick No. 1 in June's entry draft, with the chance to bring a generational-type talent into the franchise fold.
Of course, that's very much in the future. There's plenty of losses and bumps to go before the suspense of the
But those three particular teams, other than being mired at the bottom of their respective divisions, shared something else in 2014 — all managed to defeat the visiting
The Kings' upcoming road games are against teams above .500 — Vancouver on Thursday, San Jose on Jan. 21, Boston on Jan. 31. The Kings have four road wins this season — against Dallas, Minnesota, Arizona and Ottawa.
There has been one goal by a Kings forward on this trip and it came from none other than forward Tyler Toffoli. He has a team-leading 12 goals, recording his latest on a slick breakaway effort against Calgary on Monday.
Much was made about Anze Kopitar's slump, and the skilled center responded before the Christmas break with three points in the last three games.
Speaking of slumps, captain
Meanwhile, the ice time of Williams has been dropping, hitting a level he hasn't experienced since an injury-marred 2009-10 season. In Edmonton, he played a season-low 10 minutes 28 seconds, and 1:12 of that came on the power play. His previous season-low was 12:21 at Dallas on Nov. 22.
KINGS AT VANCOUVER
When: 7 p.m. PST Thursday.
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