Category - NHL

Kings Getting Hot Just At The Right Time

LA Kings Report

For the past three years, Kopitar and Kempe have developed strong chemistry on the ice, with Kempe evolving from a supplementary player to the team’s first choice at right wing after scoring 35 goals in 67 games last season. Both Kempe and Byfield possess impressive length, skate effectively for their size, and aren’t afraid to turn up the pressure when the situation calls for it. They’ve also stepped up defensively, a must when sharing ice with Kopitar, winner of the Selke Award. Each of these characteristics has been outlined by Todd McLellan as reasons why the line is successful.

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