The Los Angeles Kings are succeeding in limiting their opponents offensively. Their own offense just hasn't been good enough to take full advantage.
They'll look to break through Saturday night when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, who struggled to shut down their Southern California rivals while losing five of six meetings last season.
The Kings (2-2-2) started off this season with two regulation losses, outscored 8-3 in those games. They've allowed just six regulation goals in four contests since, but three of those games have gone to at least overtime.
Los Angeles ranks 28th in the league with 1.83 goals per game, and only two players - Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter - have scored more than once.
Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville marked the third time the Kings have been limited to one goal. They let the Predators escape with a victory despite holding them to 11 shots during regulation.
"I'd take that game most nights," said captain Dustin Brown, who scored his first goal...