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Kings fail to score for John Stevens, too

Dec 13, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

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Only Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi knows how long John Stevens will be a lame duck interim head coach, but from the looks of things, let’s hope they make a change soon. The hapless Kings offense failed to score a goal against the Boston Bruins even with Tim Thomas on the bench as Tuukka Rask shut them down in a 3-0 loss.

Much like the struggling Capitals and injured Penguins, the Kings can shake some off the shame since they lost to a great team.

Still, losses like these should prompt Lombardi to get the job done soon if he is indeed eye-balling Darryl Sutter. To be honest, I highly doubt that the joyless former GM of the Calgary Flames is the right guy to lead the Kings from fighting for a playoff spot to becoming the legit Stanley Cup contenders. Yet if Lombardi feels like he is, then he needs to bite the bullet and bring Sutter in now instead of moving at Penner speed.

Waiting much longer might not totally ruin their playoff chances, but it could drop them perilously far behind in the ultra-competitive Pacific Division title race. (Plus they’re downright depressing to watch in this funk, which really isn’t good for anyone.)

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  1. rogersjd16 - Dec 14, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Bruins season ticket holder here, and while it’s surely no consolation, the Kings did skate rather well. I mean, they put up 41 shots and held the Bruins to only 22 (including only 3 in 3rd period). Can only really remember 3 or 4 where Rask certainly made a great save, but…And as the post does point out, not like they were playing Columbus in LA. Champs, 3,000+ miles away no easy task no matter who you are. Just sayin. Certainly no sleep walk by Kings last night.

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