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This Week in Kings (2/2/15)

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How about that Blackhawks game right guys? And uh....nothing else happened, I don't think.

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So today I happen to find myself quite a bit short on time, and veterans of this column should know what that means. That's right, it's time for a No Text Version of TWIK! You would be amazed at how little time this actually saves, but anyway. Enjoy your break from reading me ramble about everything.

This Week in Games

(here's all the games involving the Pacific Division from this past week. we'll talk about the LA Kings' games in great detail, while the rest will mostly just be scores, unless there's something that really stood out about them. you'll also get links to Eric's awesome recaps which will expand on everything I'm saying in much greater detail if you missed any of them.)

Monday, January 26th

Wow this was STILL the All-Star Break? Jesus NHL. I guess those guys who played in the "game" on Sunday really needed an extra day to recover from going all out like that.

Tuesday, January 27th

-Philadelphia Flyers 4, Arizona Coyotes 3 (SO)

-Calgary Flames 4, Buffalo Sabres 1

-Minnesota Wild 2, Edmonton Oilers 1

-Anaheim Ducks 4, Vancouver Canucks 0

Wednesday, January 28th

-Los Angeles Kings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3: (recap) (gamethread)

Thursday, January 29th

-Arizona Coyotes 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

-Minnesota Wild 1, Calgary Flames 0

-Edmonton Oilers 3, Buffalo Sabres 2

-San Jose Sharks 6, Anaheim Ducks 3

Friday, January 30th

-Vancouver Canucks 5, Buffalo Sabres 2

-Chicago Blackhawks 4, Anaheim Ducks 1

Saturday, January 31st

-Ottawa Senators 7, Arizona Coyotes 2

-Boston Bruins 3, Los Angeles Kings 1(recap) (gamethread)

-Calgary Flames 4, Edmonton Oilers 2

-San Jose Sharks 2, Chicago Blackhawks 0

Sunday, February 1st

-Arizona Coyotes 3, Montreal Canadiens 2

-Minnesota Wild 4, Vancouver Canucks 2

This Week in Standings

(5v5 SAC% = score-adjusted Corsi percentage at even strength)

Team GP W L OTL Points ROW GF GA Diff Home Away Last Week 5v5 SAC%
1. Anaheim 50 32 12 6 70 25 147 134 +13 18-6-3 14-6-3 1-2-0 51.8%
2. San Jose 50 27 17 6 60 25 139 135 +4 14-8-3 13-9-3 2-0-0 51.9%
3. Vancouver 48 27 18 3 57 25 131 124 +7 12-10-1 15-8-2 1-2-0 51.2%
4. Calgary 50 27 20 3 57 24 144 129 +15 13-10-2 14-10-1 2-1-0 45.1%
5. Los Angeles 49 21 16 12 54 20 134 132 +2 16-6-6 5-10-6 1-1-0 54.5%
6. Arizona 50 18 26 6 42 15 116 170 -54 9-12-3 9-14-3 2-1-1 48.8%
7. Edmonton 50 13 28 9 35 10 115 166 -51 9-15-2 4-13-7 1-2-0 48.8%

Zero movement in the division standings this week, which is obviously unfortunate for us. Also, FREAKING CALGARY now has the best goal differential in the entire division. That is.....yeah, whatever. Wild Card up next.

Team GP W L OTL Points ROW GF GA Diff Home Away Last Week 5v5 SAC%
1. Winnipeg (C) 51 26 17 8 60 22 142 132 +10 12-10-3 14-7-5 0-3-0 53.4%
2. Calgary (P) 50 27 20 3 57 24 144 129 +15 13-10-2 14-10-1 2-1-0 45.1%
3. Los Angeles (P) 49 21 16 12 54 20 134 132 +2 16-6-6 5-10-6 1-1-0 54.5%
4. Dallas (C) 49 23 19 7 53 21 157 159 -2 11-10-5 12-9-2 2-1-0 50.9%
5. Colorado (C) 50 21 18 11 53 15 131 141 -10 13-9-3 8-9-8 1-0-1 43.5%
6. Minnesota (C) 49 23 20 6 52 21 135 140 -5 11-7-5 12-13-1 3-0-0 52.9%
7. Arizona (P) 50 18 26 6 42 15 116 170 -54 9-12-3 9-14-3 2-1-1 48.8%
8. Edmonton (P) 47 13 28 9 35 10 115 166 -51 9-15-2 4-13-7 1-2-0 48.8%

Only movement here was Dallas passing Colorado again, based on ROWs, but look at how many teams are only a point or two behind the Kings now. They need to start putting some wins together to get out of this whole Wild Card mess, and fast.

This Week in #fancystats

(all stats are total attempts, not percentages. thanks to extra skater war-on-ice.)

Kings 4, Blackhawks 3
Corsi: Blackhawks 58-Kings 51 (overall), Blackhawks 41-Kings 39 (5v5), Blackhawks 24-Kings 20 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 43-Blackhawks 42 (overall), Kings 34-Blackhawks 32 (5v5), Blackhawks 20-Kings 16 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Doughty (+7), Toffoli/King/Gaborik (tied, +4). Worst: Greene (-8), Lewis (-7), Stoll (-5)
CHI Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Nordstrom (+8), Kruger/Kane/Hjamlmarsson (tied, +7). Worst: Hossa (-12), Toews (-8), Saad (-7)

Bruins 3, Kings 1
Corsi
: Kings 55-Bruins 48 (overall), Kings 52-Bruins 43 (5v5), Bruins 32-Kings 27 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 41-Bruins 39 (overall), Kings 38-Bruins 34 (5v5), Bruins 24-Kings 20 (5v5 tied)

Next Week in the Pacific

(this is exactly what it sounds like: the next week's schedule for all 7 Pacific Division teams. all times are pacific because, um, duh.)

Team 2/2 2/3 2/4 2/5 2/6 2/7 2/8
LA - @WSH (4:00) - @FLA (4:30) - @TB (2:00) -
ANA - vs.CAR (7:00) - @NSH (5:00) @WSH (4:00) - @TB (2:00)
SJ vs.EDM (7:30) - @CGY (7:00) @VAN (7:00) - vs.CAR (7:30) -
VAN - vs.WPG (7:00) - vs.SJ (7:00) - vs.PIT (7:00) -
CGY vs.WPG (6:00) - vs.SJ (7:00) - vs.PIT (6:00) - -
ARI - @CBJ (4:00) - vs.CAR (6:00) - vs.DET (5:00) -
EDM @SJ (7:30) - vs.PIT (5:00) - - @TOR (4:00) -

Yeah, I know I said no text and stuff, but jesus christ how about Hockey Night in Canada this coming week? EDMONTON AT TORONTO for the early game??? Woof.

Anyway, that's it for our rushed edition of TWIK. Tonight the Jewelcast will return at a later-than-usual time, 8:30 pacific/11:30 eastern, so look out for that on the front page. Eric & Sheng will join me to discuss- what else?- the Kings. Fun times. See you then!