Los Angeles, which won the Stanley Cup in 2012, figures to be a serious contender for the championship again this spring, and there are plenty of reasons for that.

A volatile offense is not one of them.

That, however, is more a matter of priorities than personnel.

The Kings, who the Penguins will face Thursday night at Staples Center, had the fifth-least productive offense in the NHL before Tuesday night, averaging 2.35 goals per game.

Los Angeles has scored 133 goals in 54 games in 2013-14, matching its 48-game total from last season.

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