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This Week in Kings (3/16/05)

This is pretty rushed, but the back-out-of-the-playoffs Kings probably deserve it anyway.

no idea what's going on here but it's pretty awesome
no idea what's going on here but it's pretty awesome
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For reasons far too stupid to get into here, I'm short on time and thus we're going with another No Text TWIK. Sorry about that folks, let's get right into it.

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, March 9th

-Detroit Red Wings 5, Edmonton Oilers 2

-Vancouver Canucks 2, Anaheim Ducks 1

-Nashville Predators 2, Arizona Coyotes 1 (OT)

-San Jose Sharks 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (SO)

Tuesday, March 10th

-Los Angeles Kings 5, Colorado Avalanche 2- (recap) (gamethread)

Wednesday, March 11th

-Calgary Flames 6, Anaheim Ducks 3

Thursday, March 12th

-Pittsburgh Penguins 6, Edmonton Oilers 4

-Los Angeles Kings 4, Vancouver Canucks 0(recap) (gamethread)

-Chicago Blackhawks 2, Arizona Coyotes 1

-San Jose Sharks 2, Nashville Predators 0

Friday, March 13th

-Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Edmonton Oilers 4 (SO)

-Anaheim Ducks 2, Minnesota Wild 1

-Calgary Flames 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Saturday, March 14th

-Chicago Blackhawks 6, San Jose Sharks 2

-Vancouver Canucks 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

-New Jersey Devils 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

-Colorado Avalanche 3, Calgary Flames 2

-Nashville Predators 2, Los Angeles Kings 1(recap) (gamenight)

Sunday, March 15th

-Anaheim Ducks 4, Nashville Predators 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 71 44 20 7 95 36 208 195 +13 23-10-3 21-10-4 2-2-0 51.5%
2. Vancouver 68 39 25 4 82 35 193 184 +9 19-13-1 20-12-3 2-1-0 50.3%
3. Calgary 69 38 26 5 81 34 205 181 +24 19-12-3 19-14-2 2-1-0 44.4%
4. Los Angeles 68 33 22 13 79 31 185 172 +13 21-8-7 12-14-6 2-1-0 55.6%
5. San Jose 69 34 27 8 76 31 193 193 E 17-16-5 17-11-3 2-1-0 51.0%
6. Arizona [E] 69 21 40 8 50 16 145 230 -85 10-20-5 11-20-3 0-2-1 48.9%
7. Edmonton [E] 69 18 39 12 48 13 160 238 -78 10-20-2 8-19-10 0-2-1 48.1%

[E]: Mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Wild Card standings below.

Team GP W L OTL Points ROW GF GA Diff Home Away Last Week 5v5 SAC%
1. Minnesota (C) 69 38 24 7 83 35 196 173 +23 19-10-5 19-14-2 2-1-0 52.5%
2. Winnipeg (C) 69 34 23 12 80 28 191 186 +5 17-11-5 17-12-7 1-2-0 53.8%
3. Los Angeles (P) 68 33 22 13 79 31 185 172 +13 21-8-7 12-14-6 2-1-0 55.6%
4. San Jose (P) 69 34 27 8 76 31 193 193 E 17-16-5 17-11-3 2-1-0 51.0%
5. Colorado (C) 69 32 26 11 75 23 184 193 -9 19-14-3 13-12-8 2-1-0 43.4%
6. Dallas (C) 70 32 28 10 74 29 218 229 -11 13-14-8 19-14-2 3-1-0 52.0%
7. Arizona (P) [E] 69 21 40 8 50 16 145 230 -85 10-20-5 11-20-3 0-2-1 48.9%
8. Edmonton (P) [E] 69 18 39 12 48 13 160 238 -78 10-20-2 8-19-10 0-2-1 48.1%

The position for the Kings probably isn't as bad as it looks at first glance. They're one point behind the Jets for the last Western playoff spot, but not only do they have a game-in-hand on the Jets, but they're one of the few teams the Kings would have the first tiebreaker on. The Kings have 31 ROWs, while the Jets have only 28. Also working for the Kings is that all the teams trailing them don't have a lot of ROWs either: the Sharks are now tied with the Kings at 31, while the Avalanche have almost a staggeringly low 23 (same as the Maple Leafs! woof) and the Stars have 29. On the downside, the teams ahead of the Kings in the Pacific standings do have a sizable ROW edge, as Vancouver has 35 and Calgary has 34.

Didn't say I this was gonna be a no text TWIK? Oops. Moving on....

This Week in #fancystats

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

Kings 5, Avalanche 2
Corsi: Kings 59-Avalanche 39 (overall), King 43-Avalanche 34 (5v5), Kings 2-Avalanche 1 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 38-Avalanche 28 (overall), Kings 26-Avalanche 24 (5v5), Kings 2-Avalanche 0 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Carter (+9), Clifford (+8), Toffoli (+7). Worst: Stoll/Nolan (tied, -5), Regehr/Doughty (tied, -3)
COL Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Cliche (+7), McLeod/Briere (tied, +6). Worst: O'Reilly (-10), Stuart/Landeskog/Everberg (tied, -8)

Kings 4, Canucks 0
Corsi
: Kings 50-Canucks 40 (overall), Kings 47-Canucks 36 (5v5), Kings 12-Canucks 10 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 32-Canucks 27 (overall), Kings 29-Canucks 25 (5v5), Canucks 8-Kings 6 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Carter (+10), Muzzin/Greene (tied, +9). Worst: Regehr (-5), Shore (-2), Clifford/Brown (tied, -1)
VAN Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Vrbata/Tanev/Bonino (tied, +1). Worst: H. Sedin/Hamhuis/Edler/Corrado (tied, -6)

Predators 2, Kings 1
Corsi
: Kings 56-Predators 46 (overall), Kings 48-Predators 35 (5v5), Kings 6-Predators 5 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 38-Predators 33 (overall), Kings 35-Predators 27 (5v5), Predators 5-Kings 3 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Muzzin/McNabb (tied, +7), Toffoli/Carter (tied, +6). Worst: Nolan (-2), Regehr (-1), Andreoff (+1)
NSH Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Ellis (+4), Forsberg/Fisher (tied, +2). Worst: Weber/Josi (tied, -10), Santorelli (-9)

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 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22
LA vs.ARI (7:30) - @ANA (7:30) - - vs.VAN (1:00) -
ANA
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- vs.LA (7:30) - vs.COL (7:00) - @NYR (4:30)
VAN - vs.PHI (7:00) - vs.CBJ (7:00) - @LA (1:00) @ARI (5:00)
CGY - vs.STL (6:00) - vs.PHI (6:00) - vs.CBJ (1:00) -
SJ - @WPG (5:00) - @TOR (4:30) - @MTL (4:00) -
ARI @LA (7:30) - - vs.COL (7:00) - vs.PIT (6:00) vs.VAN (5:00)
EDM vs.TOR (6:30) - vs.CBJ (7:00) - - vs.PHI (7:00) -

That's all for this week. Don't forget that the Jewelcast is back tonight at 6 pacific/9 eastern! We'll have good 'ol Andrew Leafman on the show for the first time in seemingly years. Plus, our guest will be Derek (aka The Neutral aka the guy who runs the @fearthefin account) to discuss the NHL's most riveting soap opera, Days of Shut His Mouth. (As the Tell Doug Turns? Emotional (Guy) Hospital? I dunno.) Should be a good time, so look for the link on the front page of this website and/or via our Twitter account, and we'll see you then!