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Kings seeking consistency as they try to end slump
Kings seeking consistency as they try to end slump

The Kings went through slumps during the 2011-12 season and last season too and still went on to win the Stanley Cup. So merely looking at their recent slide — they had won just one of six games before facing the St. Louis Blues Thursday at Staples Center — isn’t reason to panic. What should be analyzed is what’s different about this slump compared to those other down periods, if anything, and what can be done to fix this. One obvious difference this season is on defense: Salary-cap considerations led General Manager Dean Lombardi to let Willie Mitchell leave as a free agent, and Slava Voynov has missed most of the season as the result of an alleged domestic...

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