After winning Game 3 at home, taking their 4th straight 3-0 series lead, teetering on the edge of winning the most coveted trophy in sports, the Kings remained collected.
Why are the Kings top offensive forwards also killing penalties?
Some are suggesting that this was plan B, after Brad Richards, and is merely satisfactory. I actually think it is nothing short of ideal.
“He’s not getting up.” I watched in horror as Anze Kopitar, the Los Angeles Kings’ indestructible center who had played in the last 330 consecutive games, writhed on the ice in pain. But Anze Kopitar is more than just a reliable player who suits up for every game: He is the team’s best goal scorer … Read more
At 6’4″ 245 lbs, Penner is one of the biggest first line wingers in the league. He fills a glaring hole in the left wing rotation and gives Anze Kopitar someone reliable to pass to.
But Penner has provided something that Kings fans have been clamoring for all season: clear cut lines.
These videos are from Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets, a game the Kings won. The team has figured out how to cater to their strengths; unfortunately, these strengths don’t always make for pretty hockey.
I am not a big fan of teams changing their jersey every other year. It shows a lack of identity. However, I’m going to let this one slide.
Outdoor hockey is amazing. There’s something about seeing hockey while seeing your breath that makes it seem right.
Lombardi and the organization feel that even though Kovalchuk didn’t come to L.A., they can count on players within the organization to fill the holes in the lineup to help fill the net. So far the strategy has been to throw it all against the wall to see what sticks.
Let’s remember, we are looking at the ultimate heist (or hoist?): the Stanley Cup. It’s going to take some sacrifice to pull off, but the reward will be something that live in movie, er, hockey lore forever.