Be OK, Anze.
What did you think of each player on the Los Angeles Kings tonight? Give a thumbs up to any player who you thought did well, and a thumbs down to any player you thought had a rough game. (If you're not sure or if you thought a player was "eh", you can simply skip them.) The players will get ranked based on your votes. GO!
Quick postgame notes:
- That's one of the better efforts I can remember on the second night of a back-to-back from the Kings.
- You won't hear too much about Kopitar's injury outside of Los Angeles because a certain number 1 pick injured his shoulder up north, but it's a little worrying. Upper-body injury can only mean one or two things on this 100% Certified Dirty Play by Ryan Reaves.
- The defensemen all had their moments today. In particular, Drew Doughty was instrumental in the game's first goal, as he drew two penalties to turn a 4-on-5 into a 4-on-3. He assisted on Jeff Carter's goal seconds later.
- From the GameThread:
Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown get another game with Anze Kopitar to snap out of their slumps. Tanner Pearson goes in a very different direction, as he'll skate with Jordan Weal and Kyle Clifford. Will any of them break through?Answer: Pearson, who notched an insurance tally with... Carter and Tyler Toffoli. Shocker!
- For Gaborik and Brown, it wasn't a lack of effort. Brown hit a crossbar and the two threw nine shots at Jake Allen, who was sensational... except for those two goals, which were from close range but were probably stoppable.
- Three cheers for Jhonas Enroth, who was terrific in stopping 24.
- Jordan Weal played 6:57. Andy Andreoff played 11:56, even with an early fight.
- Brayden McNabb played a team-leading 3:51 on the PK.