Posted February 04, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Los Angeles Kings feel it may be good to get away to the Midwest as they continue a five-game road trip. The Kings hope to take advantage of an injury-plagued Columbus Blue Jackets' blue line when these teams meet Tuesday night. Los Angeles (2-3-2) opened this stretch with Saturday's 7-4 loss at Anaheim. Now the defending Stanley Cup champions will try to make up ground for their poor start on this trip that takes them to every Central Division city except Chicago. "I think it's going to be good for us to kind of get away for a couple days on the road," said Kyle Clifford, who has a team-high five points. Jonathan Quick was pulled from a start for the first time since last Feb. 22, and Los Angeles surrendered three power-play goals Saturday. The Kings, who got two goals from Dustin Brown, allowed at least seven in a game only once last season. "Giving up that many goals is very uncharacteristic and we need to watch video and figure it out," d...
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