Not to pick on Jeff Carter, because he’s only one of many of the Kings’ top producers who are struggling on the road. But the numbers simply don’t add up for a number of the Kings’ best offensive players. Carter has scored 12 of his 14 goals and recorded 17 of his 22 assists at Staples Center, for instance. The home vs. road disparity is widespread, however. It helps to explains the Kings’ 5-12-6 road mark. Here’s a look at the Kings’ top scorers’ road woes:
Anze Kopitar, 11 goals, 28 assists overall; 2 goals, 6 assists on the road.
Carter: 14 goals, 22 assists overall; 2 goals, five assists on the road.
Drew Doughty: 4 goals, 26 assists overall; 4 goals, 10 assists on the road.
Marian Gaborik: 16 goals, 13 assists overall; 6 goals, 4 assists on the road.
Tyler Toffoli: 13 goals, 16 assists overall; 4 goals, 4 assists on the road.
Justin Williams 13 goals, 12 assists overall; 7 goals, 5 assists on the road.
Also: Carter has a plus/minus rating of minus-12 on the road and Kopitar has a minus-14 on the road.