They are trending in the wrong direction.
The Kings have gone from scoring four goals in a game against Detroit 10 days ago to scoring three goals in each of their last three games … all the way to zero.
There are going to be power outages during a long-and-winding NHL season — particularly in the dog days of Games 40 through 60 — but the Kings' offense stalled and sputtered on Thursday night at Staples Center.
The Minnesota Wild beat the Kings, 3-0, behind a 32-save effort from goalie Darcy Kuemper. It was Kuemper's second shutout of the season and seventh of his career and he had not won since Dec. 22.