Power Play Needs Help

With 50 goals in 333 man-advantage situations, the Kings have the NHL’s 17th-ranked power play at 15%. Not too bad, but a step down from last season when the Kings led the league at 20.7%.

In the Kings’ 5-1 loss to Vancouver on Saturday, they scored once in six power-play chances. They head into tonight’s game at Phoenix four for 39 with a man advantage since the March 11 trade of defenseman Mathieu Schneider, who played the point on the Kings’ power play. Getting some of his young players to step up, especially on special teams, is something Coach Andy Murray will be looking for over the final four regular-season games.

“I want the guys to know that we’re continuing to evaluate,” Murray said.




at Phoenix, 6 PST,

Fox Sports Net 2

Site -- America West Arena.

Radio -- KSPN (1110).

Records -- Kings 30-37-6-5, Coyotes 30-35-9-4.

Record vs. Coyotes -- 3-1.

Update -- Phoenix has been outscored, 21-5, in losing five consecutive games.


-- Lonnie White