With some help from his friends…

As pointed out yesterday, and in previous posts this season, perhaps the Kings’ biggest improvement has come from limiting opponents’ shots on goal and scoring chances. Erik Ersberg is playing well, but he’s also benefitting from a team defense that is allowing an average of 24.1 shots on goal per game, the lowest average in the NHL. I asked Ersberg if he noticed a big improvement in the Kings’ defense since the end of last season…

ERSBERG: “Absolutely. There’s way less shots in the games. We limit (opponents’) chances and we don’t have to make as many good saves as we had to make last year. Everybody is digging in really well.”

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