The Kings will close their outdoor skating rink at L.A. Live today with a final skate in which they'll generate fake snow in 80-degree weather. If only they could figure out a way to generate offense across the street at Staples Center. The Kings have a new coach in Darryl Sutter, but the offense still has the same ineffectiveness it did when Terry Murray coached the team. It took defenseman Drew Doughty 38 seconds into overtime to score, a goal that was reviewed and upheld, as the Kings won 1-0 Thursday in front of a sellout crowd of 18,118. Goalie Jonathan Quick made 22 saves and notched his NHL-best sixth shutout of the season. Doughty hadn't scored in nearly two months.
KINGS 1, PHOENIX 0 (OT): Doughty leaves no doubt in L.A.'s victory
L.A. Daily News | Jan 6