Mediocrity reigned supreme last night. The Kings couldn't generate anything offensively and subsequently were shutout. Good thing that's the first time that's happened this season.
And being that tonight is Halloween, if you live in the eastern time zone and would rather go to a part or take your kids trick-or-treating, no one would blame you for skipping a game that is sure to be a barn burner.
Halloween costume pics, stories from the LA Kings party (from 2011) Flashback to 2011 when BFFs Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis dressed up as WWE superstars.
LA Kings Insider
POSTGAME NOTES OCTOBER 30 Facts and figures from last night's loss
WAKING UP WITH THE KINGS Last night's game was not very entertaining from a hockey-is-fun-to-watch perspective.
Rumblings: Kings caught in cap argument The Kings are caught between the NHL and the NHLPA who can't agree on what to do with Slava Voynov's cap hit, forcing the question "Do you punish teams for off-ice behavior?" to which the answer seems to be:
Monarchs sign McBain In prospect news, the Manchester Monarchs have signed a 26-year-old right-handed defenseman to a professional tryout agreement. I'm not really sure what to make of this signing since they already have too many guys as it is on the back end, no injuries of note (their season just started) and they sent prospect Zac Leslie back to juniors for an over-age season despite impressing at camp. It's an interesting move. Many PTOs don't end up working out, though, so I wouldn't put too much thought into it.
In Other News
Maxime Talbot is a dancing hot dog Stick tap to Steph for making this GIF. It's amazing.
P.K. Subban’s ‘Thriller’ vs. the Boston Bruins’ ‘Frozen': The NHL’s best Halloween costumes A collection of the NHL's best Halloween costumes this year.
Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers celebrate Halloween with the 'snake in a cooler' prank The reactions are hilarious, though if you have a phobia of snakes I don't recommend watching the video.
Video: Doc Emrick’s heartfelt words about Gordie Howe Touching words about the hockey legend.
Dangle: Comebacks are better than movies An entertaining video about comebacks. Feel free to mute the part about Canada's greatest comebacks ;-)
Forget about ".500". The new standard for playoff contention in Bettman Point Era is a 50% win rate An explanation of Bettman math and how it affects playoff potential.
The Anger of the GodsSeriously, someone forgot to make a ritual sacrifice or something because they have three of the top nine players they started the season with are actually active. So yes, injuries are a viable excuse.
Washington Capitals to Host Hockey ‘n Heels Wednesday, Nov. 12 This is a really cool event that targets the Washington Capitals' female audience and features on-ice instruction.