Kings coach Darryl Sutter made it clear after Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks dropped them to 0-3 to start the season that he wants more production from the team’s top players. The Kings have one even-strength goal in three games, plus one shorthanded marker. They are 0 for 13 on the power play.
Asked what he’s most concerned about, Sutter said, “The play of our top players.”
Sutter then elaborated.
“The guys who are coming on to lead you in terms of offense, they didn’t have any touches in the offensive zone,” Sutter said. “A lot of that is fighting through checks and second, third effort and things like that.”
The Kings had only 15 shots on Ryan Miller’s goal.
“Absolutely, there’s a sense of urgency,” Sutter said when asked if there was a sense of urgency with the team off to a 0-3 start. “We need some production out of those guys.”