Garth Snow flew into Los Angeles on Saturday, along with Islanders owner Charles Wang, to watch the team extend its road losing streak to nine and go winless for the ninth straight game overall.
While Snow's players held a closed-door meeting for 10 minutes after the 3-0 loss to the Kings, Snow is pondering any number of changes to his roster and possibly his coaching staff.

"We're looking at all our options," he told Newsday on Sunday just before he and Wang flew to Northern California for the league's Board of Governors meeting at Pebble Beach. "The one thing we don't do, whether it's with the coaches or the players, is discuss conversations with anyone in the media. All the interactions I have with our team remain private.

"Obviously, we have some key players not performing at a high enough level. I understand the frustrations of our fans. We have those same frustrations in our locker room, in the coaches' room, for myself. We felt we had guys who were ready to take the next step. Now we're just trying to right the ship and win a few games."

True to his word, Snow declined to get into specifics about any changes he has in mind. Sources have said he has been trying to trade for a goaltender for weeks, but no deal has been satisfactory. Evgeni Nabokov, out since Nov. 16 with a groin injury, might return in the next few days, so that could put such a deal aside for now.