The Los Angeles Kings had a good night on Saturday, getting back to their usual corsi dominance over a team that was on fire to start the season and was pretty hot coming into Staples Center. But without everyone's favorite black hole weighing the team down, they were lifted into puck possession heaven. Or something like that.
Tweets of the Game: #HighFive Tweets, pics and GIFs from Saturday. Our very own Sheng Peng made it onto this list. Twice!
LA Kings Insider
UNSIGNED MCBAIN PRACTICING WITH KINGS Well with uncertainty looming on the forefront, injuries and the NHL and NHLPA unable to come to any kind of agreement (because efficiency is overrated), the Kings might sign a new defenseman. It's cheaper than trying to trade for someone and they don't have anything worth giving up. Plus, the market is extraordinarily thin for a defenseman.
WAKING UP WITH THE KINGS: NOVEMBER 9 Rosen talks about this being the Kings' best 60-minute effort so far this season.
POSTGAME AUDIO: MUZZIN, HIGHLIGHTS, INSIDER REPORT Rosen and Nick Nickson chat about being down to five defensemen in Saturday's game.
NOVEMBER 8 POSTGAME NOTES Some facts and figures from Saturday's game.
WATCH: Willie Desjardins cannot believe this Anze Kopitar goal One word: Filthy.
WEEK 6 PREVIEW: DUCKS, STARS, AND MORE DUCKS! Is it the flu or the virus that sets off a zombie apocalypse?
PODCAST 062: SNACK TIMES WITH MIKE RICHARD If you haven't listened to the new Thx Bud podcast yet, well what are you waiting for?
In Other News
Rangers assistant coach doesn't hold the Oilers in high regard Let's just say he was NOT pleased with his team's performance.
NHL Power Rankings - Week 6: Penguins move into top 5, Sharks, Stars drop These hilarious and meaningless rankings are back for another week.
Hawks' Morin interested in goals, not Corsi Kind of a typical hockey player response but interesting the response from his teammate.
Pittsburgh Analytics Conference
On Saturday, the folks behind War On Ice hosted a hockey analytics conference, inviting some of the brightest minds (still) in the business to come and speak or learn at this conference. I'm going to post all of the findings people posted here.
#PGHanalytics slides For those who were unable to attend, here are the slides from most of the speakers. It's not totally comprehensive but it's pretty close.
Pittsburgh analytics conference recap Kind of a basic recap of what all the speakers talked about and such. It's long but a good read.
The future of hockey analytics and what comes next Adam Gretz went to the conference and wrote about what he learned. If you're interested in fancy stats at all, this is a great read, particularly the bit about James Santelli.
My Day At the Pittsburgh Analytics Conference and Erie Otters Game If you don't care about Connor McDavid, then you can skip to just above the embedded video for stuff about the conference.
Hockey Analytics Workshop at CMU The most abbreviated version of the events that unfolded Saturday night.