NHL Hockey

Los Angeles Kings (29-35-6)

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LA Kings hope late-season surge indicates brighter future

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings were the NHL's hottest team before the coronavirus pandemic ended the regular season prematurely. They're hoping they can eventually build on that success whenever they get back on the ice.

The team with the NHL's longest active winning streak won't get a chance to extend it this season, thanks to the league's decision this week to limit its playoff tournament to 24 teams. The Kings' seven straight victories before the stoppage comprised the franchise's best stretch since December 2017, and it had even pulled them out of last place in the Pacific Division.

The Kings haven't lost a game since Feb. 23, and their 10-3-1 surge prior to the pause suggests coach Todd McLellan's work was finally paying off after Los Angeles mostly struggled through the first four months of a rebuilding season. The Kings' only public comment on the abrupt end came in a statement from team President Luc Robitaille.

Points: A. Kopitar62
Plus/Minus: M. Roy16
Shots on Goal: J. Carter182
PIM: K. MacDermid47
Win: J. Quick16
Shutouts: J. Quick1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 177 (30)
Shots: 2325 (3)
PP%: 17.1% (26)
Penalty Minutes: 479 (28)
Assists: 302 (27)
SH Goals: 5 (23)
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Vegas 39 24 8 86
Edmonton 37 25 9 83
Calgary 36 27 7 79
Vancouver 36 27 6 78
Arizona 33 29 8 74
Anaheim 29 33 9 67
Los Angeles 29 35 6 64
San Jose 29 36 5 63
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 209 (18)
Shots Against: 2079 (28)
PK%: 77.4% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 523 (24)
Shutouts: 1 (29)
Sv%: 0.899 (26)
Date Player Status
2/20 J. Carter Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Date Player Transactions
4/18 J. Ingham Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/11 C. Hults Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/10 K. MacDermid Contract extended Two-year contract extension
3/30 T. Madden Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/11 A. Turcotte Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/2 D. Brickley Sent to minors Manitoba-AHL
2/28 M. Anderson Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
2/26 G. Vilardi Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
2/24 C. Petersen Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
2/24 G. Vilardi Sent to minors Ontario-AHL
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