5 Stats That Are a Reason for Optimism for the Los Angeles Kings in 2014-15

The Los Angeles Kings' hot streak to start this season—which included a franchise record six-game home win streak—has quickly gone cold, as they've lost five of their last six games. 

They managed to pick up a point against the New York Islanders Thursday, losing in a shootout. 

Still, there is no reason for fans to be worried. Forwards Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik were back on the ice Thursday, and that should provide a huge offensive boost going forward. 

While there are a number of statistical categories where the Kings rank poorly, there are many that should have fans feeling positive about the season going forward. 

These are five stats that give reason for optimism for the Kings.  


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