Record: 17-14-5. 11th in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Kings were a team that many predicted to win the Stanley Cup in the 2012 playoffs. I was one of them, too. So far, it looks like they haven't even noticed the season has started, with many of their star players not producing like they should be doing.
The Kings are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL and had their first three-goal game last night for the first time since November 4. With all the offensive talent on the team, it is amazing to see the Kings only put up 80 goals in 36 games.
Los Angeles had a big summer, getting players like Mike Richards, Simon Gagne and re-signing Drew Doughty after his holdout.
The Kings need to find some sort of chemistry or their season will be a humongous disappointment. They have the talent and front office to win a Stanley Cup; they just need to make it happen by performing like they can.
Look for them to definitely make the playoffs, but if they can't get the puck in the net, it will be another short playoff season for the Kings.