By his own estimation, Sunday was the first Christmas in 33 years that Darryl Sutter didn't spend with his family.
"Dean Lombardi and I came and watched lots of video yesterday morning," Sutter said at the Kings' morning skate on Monday.
Whatever advantages they pinpointed after watching video were put into practice as Los Angeles erupted for four goals the first time the team scored more than two goals in regulation since a 3-2 win at St. Louis on Nov. 22 in a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes at STAPLES Center. With the win, the Kings improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games and have taken five of a possible six points since Sutter made his debut behind the bench in a win over Anaheim last Thursday.
Though he didn't score, Anze Kopitar was the best player on the ice among the 40 that comprised the teams' lineups, finishing with two assists and tying teammate Dustin Brown for a game-best plus-three rating. On the game's opening goal, scored by Rob...