Los Angeles Kings’ 5 Biggest Concerns Amid Playoff Push

Though the Los Angeles Kings are currently in playoff position, they've dropped three straight games and are in danger of slipping in the Western Conference standings.

Anze Kopitar has been a stalwart up the middle after a slow start to the year and Jeff Carter has also had a strong season on the whole. However, some of the Kings' other key contributors are faltering down the stretch. This has caused a slide at the most important juncture of the regular season.

Extra Skater indicates that the Kings' possession numbers are still terrific and they've been frustratingly streaky all year—so, the wins should come if L.A. keeps its collective nose to the grindstone.

Nevertheless, the Kings will need the following members of the team to raise their level of play in order to secure a postseason berth and aim for a second Stanley Cup in three seasons.

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