Finding consistency

Consistency is an issue for the Kings, as it is for any young team. The Kings are a couple minutes away from an impressive victory against Detroit, then come back with a clunker against Vancouver. It’s obviously not all about youth, as veterans make mistakes as well, but it’s clear that the Kings aren’t going to start turning things around until they can string together three or four consecutive strong efforts, games in which they have good play from forwards, defensemen and the goalie at the same time. Here’s what Matt Greene said about finding consistency…

GREENE: “I think that’s something we’ve got to work on. I think that’s what the good teams in this league do. They have consistency. That’s what we have to work toward. We’ve got to bring the same effort every night. Tonight we just didn’t do it. We didn’t have the same grit and the same drive that we did against Detroit and the other games that we played leading up to that. If we can figure out what it was, then obviously we can fix it. It’s just something that we have to learn, going through it as a team as the year goes on, if we want to be successful.”

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  • The Man from UNCLE

    Looks like Moulson is skating w/ Kopi and Brownie this morning. I also so Simmonds, Handzus, and O’Sullivan on another line.

  • deadcatbounce

    The Kings have to learn that consistency starts with playing 60-minute games and not having lapses at critical times. Let’s worry about playing a solid 60 minutes before we can worry about stringing multiple games together!

  • The Man from UNCLE

    Looks like Moulson is skating w/ Kopi and Brownie this morning. I also so Simmonds, Handzus, and O’Sullivan on another line.

  • cristobal

    Good interview on Yahoo/NHL with Semin from the Caps:

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Puck-Daddy-chats-with-Alex-Semin-about-Ovie-Cro;_ylt=Ap6j9d2bxfw9EpTfIQ70kugJfwM6?urn=nhl,118770

    Why would you want to dump the puck and then chase after it and crash into the boards? I don’t know. But that’s just my opinion.

    Oh, how I wish Igor Larionov was coaching the Kings. I’m sure he’d be saying the same thing.

    Semin also has a bit of a different take on Crosby. Worth reading…