Puck-Moving Defensemen Carrying the Torch for Los Angeles Kings

February 12th, 2015 by Vinh Cao Leave a reply »

It hasn’t been pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but the Los Angeles Kings’ two-game winning streak has vastly improved their postseason prospects.

They currently sit six points outside of the Western Conference’s second wild-card spot.

Though the club’s overall defense remains sloppy on a good day, two blueliners have delivered a significant push from the back end to patch over weaknesses and haul the team back into the playoff conversation.

Standout efforts of this sort will prove critical down the stretch.


Drew Doughty

The 25-year-old has always been good in the regular season and phenomenal in the spring. His recent performance has skewed closer to the latter level, absolutely dominating games in spite of relatively weak partners.

Regular pairmate Jake Muzzin has struggled over the past 30 games, culminating in a slew of costly turnovers and an unceremonious demotion.

Here’s the extent to which he has held Doughty back this season:

Now with the shaky Robyn Regehr by his side, th ...

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