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L.A.'s about-face on offense

Updated: October 9, 2009, 1:35 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek

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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