Kings firing plenty of shots on net, but not enough are going into the net

The Kings are among the NHL’s leading teams in shots on goal, averaging 31.5 going into Thursday’s game against the Washington Capitals. That’s seventh-best in the 30-team league. However, they are averaging only 2.35 goals, ranking 27th in scoring average per game. What’s more, their winning percentage of .488 when outshooting the opposition is only 17th in the league.

Now for the good news: the Kings are outshooting the opposition by an average of 5.1 shots per game (31.5 to 26.4). That’s third-best in the league behind the San Jose Sharks (7.1 differential) and the Chicago Blackhawks (6.0). The Sharks and Blackhawks are well ahead of the Kings in the standings, however.The Sharks led the Kings by 15 points and the Blackhawks were up by 13 going into Thursday.

Thanks to NBC Sports Twitter feed for stats help.


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