Kings work to solve Arizona goalie Mike Smith, road mediocrity

Kings have been dominant at home (11-4-1), but on the road they're just 2-4-4

The Kings are 2-4-4 outside of Staples Center and Arizona goalie Mike Smith is 11-4-1 against the Kings with two shutouts after beating them twice last season.

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said correcting the situation is a matter of winning those points that evaded them in four overtime/shootout losses.

“Any of those four on the other side are points ... points are what it’s all about,” Sutter said Thursday before the Kings (13-7-5) play the Arizona Coyotes (10-13-3) in Glendale, Ariz., tonight.

Kings forward Trevor Lewis admits his team “can play better” on the road given its 11-3-1 record at Staples Center.

“It’s focus, preparation,” Lewis said. “Have to make sure we’re ready tonight. These guys are very tough on us, very familiar. We know what we have to do, get off to a good start. Prepared, ready to go.”

MILLER FILM: “Voice of the King,” a documentary about legendary Kings broadcaster Bob Miller, will open Friday at Regal L.A. Live for a minimum one-week run.

Miller said Thursday he hasn’t see the film yet, but viewed a trailer recently.

Director Charlie Minn pushed Miller to make the documentary after he originally denied it.

“I saw Charlie in New York when the Kings were leading the Stanley Cup Final, 3-0,” Miller said. “He said, ‘They’re going to win again! This is the time!'”

On Saturday, after calling the Kings-Philadelphia Flyers game at Staples Center, Miller will appear at the theater from 4-5 p.m. to sign autographs, then conduct a question and answer session from 6:30-7 p.m. after the screening. He’ll also sign items before the 7 p.m. screening.

All proceeds go to Kings Care Foundation, which raises money for inner-city  families.

Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World