During the weekend conference call in which he announced the acquisition of goalie Ben Bishop, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi had a message for his punchless forwards:
You’re on your own.
“Everybody’s like, ‘Why don’t you get some offense?’ I just don’t see the answer,” he said. “It has to come from within.”
Consider the message received. Nick Shore and Jake Muzzin both scored Monday for the first time this month while Marian Gaborik got his first goal since Feb. 1.
Now if the team could only do something about the goaltending. Because while the Kings scored four goals Monday, Jonathan Quick let in one more in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Minnesota...