Are four power play goals a reason for optimism among Kings?

Drew Doughty LA Kings MayorsManorAlthough they lost Thursday’s game in a shootout, perhaps the Kings can take at least one positive away from the game – they scored four power play goals. For a team that’s struggled with the man-advantage at many different points over the last few years, that has to be a positive, right?

“Definitely,” said Drew Doughty after the game. “In order to be successful in the playoffs, special teams are so important. You’re only getting one or two power plays a game. So, we’ll need to score every time on them if we can. (That) was a good start, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement.”

Justin Williams took a slightly different perspective on the night, adding – “We scored five goals and didn’t win a game. We’re not going to win too many run-and-gun games. That’s not how we’re set up. The game just got sloppy and our team-game got away from us a little bit…I’m sure guys would have rather been shutout on the power play and had a win.”

Dustin Brown seemed to find a balance between the two, saying – “Both power plays were really good…Our penalty kill is normally a lot better than what it was.  Our power play scored big goals for us though and that allowed us to have an opportunity at the end.”

Like Doughty, Jarret Stoll was looking at a glass half-full – “You have to take positives out of any game. And you can take negatives out of every game too. We’ll do that and we’ll regroup. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again. We’ve had some tough losses during the season and with this same group basically. We have a lot of character in here and we can overcome the loss and play well in San Jose. It’s going to take a lot though and it’s going to take everybody. It’s going to be a battle.”

Kings assistant coach Jamie Kompon came on the MayorsManor Live show Wednesday night and then the Kings scored four power play goals.  Perhaps a little MayorsManor Magic? Hmmmm.

Alec Martinez called in the week before (live from the Kings locker room after a victory in Calgary).  He then scored a goal in the next game.

MayorsManor Magic?

Maybe!

Remember to enter tonight’s First Goal Contest here.

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