Can the Kings win by doing ‘the Vegas thing’ with goalies?

, who gave up three goals on six shots after just eight minutes in the first period. Talbot then let in a goal on the first shot that he faced.

The Kings have a deep roster filled with impact veterans and dynamic younger players. Analytically, they were one of the best defensive teams in the NHL last season. They are a Stanley Cup contender out of the Western Conference — provided that trust in their goaltending is rewarded.

“I think depthwise, you’re starting to see a lot of teams making sure they have some kind of NHL experienced depth,” Blake said.”The workload, the travel, the injuries, the way the game is now. There are different needs for goalies. It really paid off with Vegas last year. The depth of their organization helped.” headtopics.com

The Kings have an enviable blend of Cup-winning veterans, skaters hitting their prime, and young talent on the rise. won the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP in 2012. He followed that in 2014 with a .946 save percentage and a 1.41 goals-against average.

“We obviously had limitations after some of the moves in the summer,” Blake said.”We knew we’d be tight cap-wise for any real prominent moves. When we did the Dubois deal, that tightened it up even more.” headtopics.com

Talbot said the Kings’ proximity to a championship was one enticement to sign. Another was a reunion with coach Todd McLellan. “A lot of the other jobs out there this summer were strictly backup roles,” he said.”I’m a competitive guy and I’m not ready to give up that part yet.”

Both McLellan and Blake said there’s room for improvement defensively, especially at the net front for the Kings. But they’ve played well defensively based on the underlying numbers. The goaltenders have yet to hold up their end of the bargain this season. headtopics.com

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