-- Later today, the Los Angeles Kings
will conclude a six-game road trip against the Dallas Stars
at American Airlines Center. So far, the Kings are just 1-3-1 on this trip after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders Saturday and have scored just six goals the entire trip.
Los Angeles (26-19-11, 63 points) will be facing a Dallas team (28-23-3, 59 points) that heads into tonight's contest after getting three of a possible four points in a quick, two-game trip to Columbus and Buffalo. The Stars fell 3-2 to the Sabres on Friday night in a shootout but still picked up a point in Buffalo and came within seconds of getting their first win in the second game of a back-to-back this season.
But now, Glen Gulutzan's club is squarely focused on extending the Kings' current road misery and scoring woes.
"Sounds like us (a team having problems scoring goals)," Gulutzan said. "They have a little bit of defensive identity in their game. We have to be defensively good against them and keep it tight against them. But they have guys that can score over there -- (Justin) Williams and (Anze) Kopitar and (Mike) Richards. They've got guys that can put the puck in the net."