BOB PULFORD became the first Kings coach to win the JACK ADAMS AWARD. He earned this prestigious grade in only his third year of NHL coaching. PULFORD, a former Kings player and veteran of 17-NHL campaigns, guided the Kings to second place in the Norris Division on the strength of 42 wins and 105 points. It was a 27-point increase in the standings from the season prior. The trophy's runner-up was not disclosed.