L.A.'s about-face on offense 

October, 9, 2009

Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray knew his team needed to find more goals this season if it was going to have a legitimate shot at earning a playoff spot in a very competitive Western Conference. After all, last season L.A. ranked 27th in the league, averaging just 2.46 goals per game.

In the first three games, Murray's troops definitely have found their scoring groove. So far, they've netted 15 goals. The quick math says that's five goals per game.

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.