It's acceptable in the NHL to have one dominant line if it's also being supported by some decent play from the other three lines. The Los Angeles Kings, though, have been far too top-heavy of late.
A couple weeks ago, in search of any time of scoring boost, coach Darryl Sutter put his top three scorers on the same line, with Anze Kopitar centering Dustin Brown and Justin Williams. It has worked, but little else has worked.
The Kings lost 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. In the seven games since Sutter made the line changes, the Kings' forwards have scored a total of 15 goals. Ten of them have come from Brown, Kopitar and Williams. Kopitar got the only goal Saturday.
The Kings' second line has three veterans -- Dustin Penner, Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards -- who should be able to score -- but that trio had only one shot on goal (from Stoll) through two periods against Colorado.
Sutter tried to shake things up further in the third period, as he moved roo...