Posted February 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Although the Los Angeles Kings cruised through the Stanley Cup playoffs last year, their regular-season run was far from a cakewalk. They're finding it tough sledding again, but they'll have a new face in the lineup as they continue a challenging five-game road trip Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings. Los Angeles (3-4-2) has had problems all over the ice during this trek, which began with a 7-4 loss to Anaheim. The Kings bounced back with a 4-2 victory in Columbus, but fell 3-0 against Nashville on Thursday despite getting 32 shots. Star defenseman Drew Doughty was a minus-2, posting a negative rating for the third straight game. He ranks among the worst in the NHL at minus-8 on the season. Doughty may have a new defensive partner after Los Angeles acquired defenseman Keaton Ellerby from Florida for a fifth-round draft pick Friday. Ellerby, the 10th overall pick in 2007, practiced alongside Doughty on Saturday. "I think we complement each other well," Ellerby said. "Obviously...
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