Take Town: Let's Cutter to the chase

It's hard to ignore the recent struggles of the Los Angeles Kings. With six consecutive losses, they've been outscored 20-12. Compounded by the Edmonton Oilers' upswing, they're rapidly losing ground in the Pacific.

Part of their downturn can be attributed to bad luck. Over the last six games, their PDO hovers around 96, with a slightly below-average save percentage (just under .900) and an exceptionally low shooting percentage (just under 6.1 percent). While there's a reasonable expectation for improvement given the team's talent, the concerning issue lies in their slipping process. During this stretch, they're well below the 50 percent mark for expected goals, only exceeding it in two of the last six games. While facing challenges from top-tier teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmon

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