EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings have been barreling through to Christmas with nine wins in 10 games, but they see room for improvement going into the finale of their homestand Monday against theDallas Stars.
The Kings have been shorthanded 144 times, the third-most in the NHL behind the Ottawa Senators andPhiladelphia Flyers. They paid for it Saturday when they allowed two power-play goals for the first time since Nov. 2.
"You can't continue to keep doing that throughout entire season," defenseman Robyn Regehr said. "We need to be more disciplined that way, and when we do get those penalties we have to kill them."
Regehr also said that the defensemen can be better around the net cutting passes off and preventing the opposition's playmakers from getting time and space.