Once again, goal scoring is a problem for this team. Coach Todd seems out of touch with a string of post game comments focused on the defense. With a rebuilding team, you expect ups and downs and streaky play. But at this point, we’re hearing a different reason for each loss, with fingers pointed at defensive plays. Last night it was about bounces going the other way. We’ve heard about the lack of down low coverage being the villain other nights. But if you look at the 13 games played this month, the Kings have put up 2 or fewer goals per game in 8 of them. Cal has played great most nights, but the overall level of goal tending is just above league average. The losses have not been blowouts, so the Kings are in these games. They just don’t generate enough goals every couple of games to pick up some additional points. Early in the season the team showed the ability to climb back into games they were down. Now, as things have tightened up defensively around the league, the Kings production has regressed. Nothing here points to improvement from within to date.