Posted December 27, 2011 on AP on Fox
ANDY LEFKOWITZ STATS Writer A coaching change appears to have woken up the Los Angeles Kings' offense. Their biggest test thus far under Darryl Sutter will come at the home of the NHL's top team and against the franchise that gave him his first shot as a head coach. Los Angeles will try to snap a six-game losing streak at the United Center and a seven-game skid overall against the surging Chicago Blackhawks when the teams meet Wednesday night. Los Angeles (17-14-5) improved to 2-0-1 under Sutter and 4-1-1 in its last six after topping Phoenix 4-3 on Monday. Four different players scored for the Kings, who had their highest scoring output since Nov. 17 - a span of 16 games. "It's nice to see a 'W' up there. … I want to over-emphasize the importance of producing more offense to win hockey games," said Sutter, who won 110 games as coach of the Blackhawks from 1992-95, and has also coached San Jose and Calgary. The Kings have scored seven goals on 98 shots under Sutter. Dustin Brown...
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