Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

What we learned in the NHL: Kings have turned things around, Vegas has been golden

What we learned in the NHL: Kings have turned things around, Vegas has been golden

What we learned during the past week (and more) in the NHL:

Kings enjoying a royal reversal

The Kings are off to a franchise-best start at 4-0-1, looking every game like kids who have been freed from detention in a stuffy classroom. They’ve maintained a strong defensive game while capitalizing on the offensive freedom given them by new coach John Stevens. Defenseman Drew Doughty is making the most of his skating skills, and center Anze Kopitar (four goals, eight points) and winger Dustin Brown (four goals, seven points) have been active and involved. It’s a big turnaround from last season under Darryl Sutter, especially the last joyless...

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