It is rare that the lowest scoring team in the NHL would also be a playoff team but that is the case right now as the Los Angeles Kings have the lowest goals per game in the league at 2.26. The Kings would also be the eighth seed in the playoffs began today. Despite being the lowest scoring team in the league, the Kings have outscored their opponents by one goal.
The Kings defensive success comes from strong goaltending from Jonathan Quick as well as a top defence led by Drew Doughty. Their problem has been scoring. At this point only two players have ten or more goals. They are Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards. Richards is out with an upper body injury, so their offence could get even worse in the short term. The only other King with more than five goals is Simon Gagne. The Kings have a lack of significant goal scorers this season.
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