Even with newcomer Jeff Carter in the mix, the Los Angeles Kings still can't find a way to consistency score goals.
Trying to move into playoff position, the Kings hope to find more production and bounce back from their latest loss Tuesday night when they visit the Minnesota Wild.
Los Angeles (28-23-12) made a big splash when it acquired the talented Carter from Columbus in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson last week. However, Carter has recorded six shots but no points in two games with his new team.
The Kings snapped a four-game skid with a 4-0 win over Chicago on Saturday in Carter's debut, but fell 2-1 at Nashville on Monday. Dustin Brown scored Monday's lone goal for the Kings, who have been held to one goal or shut out in eight of their last 12 games and have scored an NHL-low 134 goals on the season.
Los Angeles, 3-7-2 in its last 12, is 10th in Western Conference - two points behind Dallas and Colorado for the eighth and final playoff spot.
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