Kings Put Together a Winning Streak
After a resounding 4-0 victory on the road against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 27, the Kings started their downward spiral that seemingly had no end. In the 13 games since the defensive lapses in key moments plagued the Kings as they gave up 44 goals in that span.
Even when they won decisively against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 8 and the Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 15 seemingly on the rebound, their inconsistency reared its ugly head helping fuel their descent. That's why when they beat Ilya Bryzgalov and the Phoenix Coyotes on the road Saturday night in yet another shaky outing, optimism wasn't at its highest.
However after tonight, though I'm hesitant to say it, things might have turned around.
“That game in Phoenix as sloppy as it was at times just getting that win puts a lot of guys at ease, let's the guys relax a little bit,” defenseman Matt Greene said.
And against goalie Tim Thomas who owns the best goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts in the NHL, the Kings decided to put in a full 60 minutes to gain the 2-0 shutout win against the Boston Bruins.