With so much attention on the new names in the Los Angeles lineup, it has been a trio of familiar faces carrying the offensive load offensively for the Kings of late.
Not long ago, the Kings endured 1-0 and 2-1 losses as if they were an English football club, leaning heavily on All-Star goalie Jonathan Quick. In nine games since the arrival of Jeff Carter via trade, they have scored 30 goals and only twice failed to score three goals or more in a game.
Yet it has been the Kings top line of Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams that has illuminated the scoreboard at Staples Center and elsewhere for the Kings.
“Every good army needs a couple of criminals.” - Dean Lombardi