What a strange game last night. By and large, the Kings dominated the first 40 minutes, even though they ended up down a goal. But in the third, the Blue Jackets turned the tables completely.
Jumping into abyss to watch 1st 10 mins of 3rd again to solve mystery of what happened to the Kings. If I don't tweet in an hr, call 911— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) November 6, 2015
18:11 This is the moment where Andreoff and McBain need to figure out who gets Johansen and who gets Foligno. Instead, both go after Johansen, and Johansen finds Foligno alone for a quality chance.
16:20 Doughty hits post
14:07 McBain brings it up end to end, feeds Lucic in slot, Lucic shanks it
11:17 After PK, Lucic is careless with the puck in OZ, allows Calvert to swipe it forward, breaking CLB on a partial 2-on-1, which is cut off by McBain. Lucic does hustle back to prevent a full-blown outnumbered attack. However, this leads to a DZ faceoff which CLB wins and promptly dominates on the cycle.
10:24 Under light pressure, Muzzin flubs on a pass, which CLB scoops up for another shot. CLB is up to 21 shots now after starting the period with eight. During this time, LAK forwards are Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan, who manage to advance the puck into the OZ twice, but shockingly, create zero offense.
9:11 Four Kings (Brown, Gaborik, Martinez, and Muzzin) allow Johnson to dance end to end. Watching the replay, Gaborik could've taken a better route when he started chasing Johnson in the DZ, Brown could've stepped up in the NZ, and either Muzzin or Martinez should've tried to do so in the DZ. Instead, Brown, Martinez, and Muzzin all backed off. Granted, all this bluster just set up what should've been a harmless point shot from Campbell. Except...