One thing about the L.A. Kings victory over the Sharks

Sometimes special teams really are special. The Kings’ 3-1 victory Saturday over the San Jose Sharks was only the latest case in point. The Kings scored twice on their power play and blanked the Sharks on two chances on theirs. Each team scored once while skating at even strength, so …

The Kings ran their streak of scoring two or more man-advantage goals to four consecutive games, the first time that’s happened since March 1993, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. The Kings have at least one power-play goal in five consecutive games, which isn’t bad for a team with a notoriously wonky power-play unit. The Kings’ power play is now clicking at a brisk 20.6 percent.

“I think finally pucks are going in for us,” defenseman Drew Doughty said. “I don’t think we weren’t generating chances in the past. I think we were always generating. We have so much firepower on our power-play unit. It’s got to score more goals obviously, and the last three games or so we’ve gotten one in every game. So, it’s coming together. It’s just getting pucks in the net. We’re going to create opportunities. We know that. We just need to bear down and put them in.”



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