The facts are grim. The Kings are 6-13-1 in their last 20 games and have dropped to seventh place in the Western Conference standings with a 31-22-6 record. They have been outscored 50-30 in their last 20 games before the Olympic break. Further, they were 2-8-0 and were outscored 28-13 in their last 10 games.
Overall, the Kings rank 29th in the 30-team NHL with an average of 2.25 goals per game. Only the sad-sack Buffalo Sabres, last in the league’s overall standings, are worse offensively. The Kings’ power play also ranks 29th in the NHL with a 13.6 percent success rate. Only the Florida Panthers are worse.