Kings vs. Ducks - 03/19/11 - POSTGAME THOUGHTS & TIDBITS
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03-20-2011, 01:06 PM
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... For those talking (or *****ing and griping) about the power play, here's a bit of food for thought - take these any way you like.
The Kings' PP for the season is a little worse than NHL average. The Kings have converted 43 out of 257. The average NHL team converts 46 out of 258. So, three more goals over the course of 72 games has made the difference between an average PP and the Kings' PP.
Before the Kings acquired Dustin Penner, they had converted 39 out of 226 (17.3%).
Since the Kings' acquisition of Penner, they have converted 4 out of 31 (12.9%).
In the nine games he's played with the Kings, Penner has averaged about 3 and a half minutes per game on the power play (only Kopitar has more PP time per game). Penner has zero points with the man advantage.
The thing is, they're 19th in the league in terms of PP percentage. Not great for a team wanting to make the playoffs. It would be less of a problem if they weren't 22nd in the league in goal scoring. Those two combined are a big problem. Even strength or on the PP, this team struggles to score goals.
A lot of games they're in the mix and are working hard, they just can't quite finish. It's frustrating to watch them dominate a team like they did the Ducks last night and still end up losing.
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