King Power Play At an Ebb Again


The Kings’ up-and-down power play is again at a low point with only six goals in their last 52 man-advantage situations.

The Kings began the season with nine power-play goals in their first nine games and then scored only eight over their next 17. For the season, the Kings’ power play has only 22 goals in 159 opportunities and ranks in the bottom third of the league.

Luc Robitaille is tied with Garry Galley for the team lead with four power-play goals, but he has not scored one since Nov. 29. Galley’s last power-play goal, on Nov. 15, is also his last score.



Olli Jokinen, the Kings’ top pick in last year’s draft, was a first-team selection in the World Junior Hockey Championships as he helped lead host Finland to the title. Jokinen ranked among the top scorers of the tournament and assisted on the winning goal in Finland’s 2-1 victory over Russia in the title game on Saturday.


Center Ian Laperriere did not make the trip to Edmonton because of blurred vision in his right eye caused by a mild concussion he suffered last week. . . . When forward Matt Johnson is not in the lineup, the Kings are 2-6-3.


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Site--Edmonton Coliseum.

Radio--XTRA 690.

Records--Kings 16-17-7, Oilers 11-21-9.

Record vs. Oilers--0-1.

Update--The Kings are coming off a 4-0 loss at Phoenix on New Year’s Day and are 4-4-2 over their last 10 games. Goaltender Stephane Fiset is expected to start today after Jamie Storr got the call against the Coyotes. Fiset is 3-4-2 against Edmonton in his career, including a 3-2 overtime loss to the Oilers at the Forum in October. Center Yanic Perreault has scored only three goals in his last 20 games and left wing Luc Robitaille has only one in his last 14. Edmonton has lost four in a row, including a 5-3 defeat to Montreal at home on Friday when the Oilers blew a 3-1 third-period lead. Center Jason Arnott, rumored in recent trade talk, is doubtful because of a sore right shoulder.