Figuring Out OT

Tampa Bay played Monday afternoon in LA. They faced what they, and every other team, described as a “big, tough, skating” Kings squad, and they won, 2-1. It was a decent performance against a team that may be b...

What, No Kopitar?

"Kopitar’s sick. Quick, everyone scamble to figure out a plan!" That must have been the cry at Staples Center Monday morning before a super-rare 1pm start against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Maybe even the Lightni...

Twitter Fear

Judging by twitter (don’t stop reading, please), Jets fans love to hate their team. Now I know that that’s not exclusive to them, but with Winnipeg folks, it seems more intense somehow. Take Saturday night. The...

Difference of a Day

What a difference a couple of days make. Or three. Monday night, the Kings were in LA versus Dallas. They posted four goals and still lost the game on a goaltending performance that was mediocre. In fact, even ...

Got the Wrong Star

Goal scoring is good, and I'm the first to say I'd love to take NHL goalies to the car wash, hose off all their extra equipment, and put them back in to the net less as marshmallow men, so that shooters have so...

Forget Analysis

Forget analysis. Here’s pure impression about what happened in LA on Monday night with Dallas in town. You decide at the end if what I saw corresponds to your stats-happy, super-fancy way of looking at the game...

Yeah, Yeah, Boudreau’s Back

You’d think Bruce Boudreau won a Cup in Anaheim, so many stories were written about his return to SoCal this week with the Minnesota Wild. They all can be condensed to roughly the same thing: having lost four g...

Just Ho-Hum

Look at the LA Kings’ record over the past six games, and things are pretty ho-hum. Three wins, three losses, including a 4-3 OT victory on Saturday mid-day versus Minnesota. But stretch it back a little fur...

No Plan at All

No particular plan. That’s what Guy Boucher said Saturday that he had going for Sunday with his team having lost to LA and heading down I-5 to Anaheim for Sunday. No plan? They’d had two full days off after win...

Nasty, Ugly, and Entertaining

Nasty. That’s how things started Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Ottawa, by most accounts a rather docile team, came out hard, with Mark Borowiecki slamming Tyler Toffoli into the boards in the LA end and ea...