Kings Vs. Coyotes: L.A. Returns Home, But Offense Doesn't In Losses To Phoenix, Calgary

The Kings have scored 10 goals in their last eight games.

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Kings Vs. Flames Final Score: Punchless Los Angeles Offense Leads To 1-0 Home Loss

The Los Angeles Kings hosted the Calgary Flames at the Staples Center on Saturday night, in hopes of regaining some of the ground they've lost in the Pacific Division while they've been struggling and the Phoenix Coyotes have been going streaking. Although neither the Kings nor the Flames had much luck on offense Saturday, the Flames picked up the 1-0 win despite only taking 18 shots on goal, compared to 28 by Los Angeles. Perhaps most insulting of all, the Flames jump into the eighth slot in the Conference with the win, despite being tied with the Kings at 65 points each.

Not even the snazzy purple-and-gold alternate unis could pump some life into the anemic Los Angeles offense. They couldn't get a single shot past Miikka Kiprusoff. The Kings have lost back-to-back home games and are now 4-5-1 over their last 10.

The only goal in the game came at 4:03 of the third period, when Mike Cammalleri netted his 14th goal of the season, with an assist from Tom Kostopoulos. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped the other 17 shots that came his way throughout the game.

The Kings are now solidly in third place in the Pacific, two points behind the Coyotes and four points behind the first-place San Jose Sharks

For more news and analysis of Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.

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Kings Vs. Coyotes Final Score: Mike Smith Shutout Beats L.A., 1-0

The Los Angeles Kings had plenty of chances on Thursday night, but their goal-scoring woes continued. The Kings fell 1-0 to the Phoenix Coyotes at home on Thursday, the seventh time Los Angeles has been shutout this season. The Kings average an NHL-worst 2.07 goals per game this year.

The first period was essentially a street fight on ice, as both teams combined for 40 penalty minutes, and no goals, in the opening 20 minutes. Anze Kopitar was called for interference on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith, who threw Kopitar down in frustration. The Kings outshot the Coyotes 11-6 in the first period.

The Kings outshot Phoenix in the second period too, 8-5, but the only goal of the period belonged to the Coyotes, as Radim Vrbata scored his 27th goal of the season on the power play with 4:01 remaining in the frame.

Smith saved all 28 shots in the win for Phoenix (28-21-9), who are now tied with the Kings (27-20-11) in the standings with 65 points. Jonathan Quick saved 20 of 21 shots in the loss.

Los Angeles next hosts the Calgary Flames on Saturday night at Staples Center.

For more news and analysis of Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.

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Kings Vs. Coyotes Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Los Angeles Kings return home for the first time in 15 days, hosting the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night at Staples Center. The Kings begin play Thursday night tied with the Chicago Blackhawks for sixth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of the Coyotes.

The Kings finished their six-game, 10-day road trip with a 2-3-1 record. They last played at Staples Center on February 1, a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Kings scored just 10 total goals in six games on the road, but did score four times in Sunday's win in Dallas.

The Kings are 16-0-1 this season when scoring three or more goals.

Phoenix has a point in six straight games, at 5-0-1 in their last six contests. The Kings have won three of four games against the Coyotes this season, including a 1-0 overtime win at Staples Center on January 5.

Thursday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and analysis of Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.

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Los Angeles Kings Schedule 2012: Kings Host Coyotes And Flames This Week

The Los Angeles Kings are just one point behind the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division. They will host the Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames this week as they continue their hunt for first place.

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