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This Week in Kings (3/2/15)

Leave me alone, I'm on vacation.

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So let's just be real here: today is the NHL trade deadline, which means approximiately zero of you will be reading this. You'll all be thrilling yourselves with the many huge blockbusters, like the reverend from the Simpsons going back to Pittsburgh. In addition to this, I also happen to be on vacation in this lovely little spot a few of you may have heard of, called Los Angeles. But because I love you all and also because of my obsessive need to have every single week covered in the archives, I've ducked into a Barnes & Noble in the middle of the Grove (it's one of those awful artificial outdoor mall things that they try to make look like a corporation's twisted version of Main Street, USA back before they put them all out of business) to at least churn something out. Yes, TWIK veterans should know what all this adds up to: it's time for a No (Or At Least Very Little) Text Edition of TWIK! Yeah!!!

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, February 23rd

-New Jersey Devils 3, Arizona Coyotes 0

-Anaheim Ducks 4, Detroit Red Wings 3 (SO)

Tuesday, February 24th

-New York Islanders 5, Arizona Coyotes 1

-New York Rangers 1, Calgary Flames 0

-Edmonton Oilers 2, Minnesota Wild 1

-Los Angeles Kings 1, Detroit Red Wings 0: (recap) (gamethread)

Wednesday, February 25th

-Calgary Flames 3, New Jersey Devils 1

-Ottawa Senators 3, Anaheim Ducks 0

Thursday, February 26th

-Buffalo Sabres 6, Vancouver Canucks 3

-New York Rangers 4, Arizona Coyotes 3

-Ottawa Senators 1, Los Angeles Kings 0: Bullshit. (recap) (gamethread)

-Detroit Red Wings 3, San Jose Sharks 2

Friday, February 27th

-New York Islanders 2, Calgary Flames 1

-Anaheim Ducks 4, Los Angeles Kings 2: Here are my abbreviated live game thoughts: holy crap the Honda Center is a dump. Sekera looks poised with the puck, moves it well. I think the Ducks in-game entertainment crew took a shot at the Kings on the video in every single TV timeout except for one, which is frankly just an amazing display of self-conscious jealous loathing. Haha, the fans aren't taunting us at all on our way out the building cause they all know we have the ultimate comeback. Oh well, at least 2/3rds of this game was fun. (recap) (gamethread)

Saturday, February 28th

-Boston Bruins 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

-St. Louis Blues 2, Edmonton Oilers 1

-Ottawa Senators 4, San Jose Sharks 2

Sunday, March 1st

-Winnipeg Jets 5, Los Angeles Kings 2(gamethread)

-Vancouver Canucks 6, St. Louis Blues 5 (SO)

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 64 40 17 7 87 32 189 177 +12 21-9-3 19-8-4 3-1-0 51.0%
2. Vancouver 62 36 23 3 75 32 180 167 +13 17-11-1 19-12-2 2-1-0 50.7%
3. Calgary 62 33 25 4 70 30 175 160 +15 17-12-3 16-13-1 1-2-0 44.7%
4. Los Angeles 62 29 21 12 70 28 166 162 +4 20-7-6 9-14-6 1-3-0 55.4%
5. San Jose 63 30 25 8 68 28 175 181 -6 14-14-5 16-11-3 0-2-0 51.3%
6. Arizona 63 20 36 7 47 16 138 214 -76 9-16-4 11-20-3 0-4-0 49.3%
7. Edmonton 63 18 35 10 46 13 143 208 -65 10-19-2 8-16-8 1-1-0 48.1%

Third in the Pacific was nice while it lasted, huh? Thank god the Flames and Sharks are both terrible, I guess.

Wild Card standings below. Kings are back in there. : (

Team GP W L OTL Points ROW GF GA Diff Home Away Last Week 5v5 SAC%
1. Winnipeg (C) 64 32 20 12 76 26 179 172 +7 17-10-5 15-10-7 2-0-1 53.7%
2. Minnesota (C) 62 33 22 7 73 31 176 161 +15 17-8-5 16-14-2 2-1-0 52.8%
3. Los Angeles (P) 62 29 21 12 70 28 166 162 +4 20-7-6 9-14-6 1-3-0 55.4%
4. San Jose (P) 63 30 25 8 68 28 175 181 -6 14-14-5 16-11-3 0-2-0 51.3%
5. Colorado (C) 63 27 25 11 65 19 167 182 -15 16-13-3 11-12-8 1-2-0 43.7%
6. Dallas (C) 63 27 26 10 64 25 196 210 -14 12-13-8 15-13-2 0-2-1 51.5%
7. Arizona (P) 63 20 36 7 47 16 138 214 -76 9-16-4 11-20-3 0-4-0 49.3%
8. Edmonton (P) 63 18 35 10 46 13 143 208 -65 10-19-2 8-16-8 1-1-0 48.1%

Yeah, out of the playoffs again, whatever. I feel pretty confident predicting they won't be out nearly as long this time as last, but who knows I guess.

This Week in #fancystats

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

Kings 1, Red Wings 0
Corsi: Kings 51-Red Wings 41 (overall), Kings 32-Red Wings 30 (5v5), Kings 3-Red Wings 1 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 43-Red Wings 29 (overall), Kings 27-Red Wings 20 (5v5), Kings 3-Red Wings 0 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Muzzin (+5), Greene (+4), King/Carter (tied, +3). Worst: McNabb/McBain/Lewis (tied, -2)
DET Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Jurco (+5), Glendening (+4), Smith (+3). Worst: Weiss/Andersson (tied, -6), Pulkkinen (-5)

Senators 1, Kings 0
Corsi
: Kings 70-Senators 48 (overall), Kings 56-Senators 36 (5v5), Kings 40-Senators 26 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Kings 56-Senators 38 (overall), Kings 43-Senators 27 (5v5), Kings 30-Senators 21 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Kopitar (+19), Gaborik (+13), Toffoli/Brown (tied. +11). Worst: Lewis (-6), Stoll (-3), Shore (-2)
OTT Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Chiasson (+3), Legwand (+1), Greening (-1). Worst: Gryba (-13), Stone (-10), Turris/Lazar (tied, -9)

Ducks 4, Kings 2
Corsi
: Kings 57-Ducks 53 (overall), Kings 53-Ducks 46 (5v5), Kings 21-Ducks 15 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Ducks 45-Kings 39 (overall), Ducks 39-Kings 37 (5v5), Kings 14-Ducks 12 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Doughty (+23), Muzzin (+18), Toffoli/Kopitar (tied, +6). Worst: McNabb (-9), Regehr (-7), Sekera (-6)
ANA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Sekac (+12), Stoner/Rakell (tied, +11). Worst: Palmieri (-14), Perry/Lindholm/Getzlaf (tied, -12)

Jets 5, Kings 2
Corsi
: Kings 47-Jets 47 (overall), Kings 40-Jets 39 (5v5), Jets 8-Kings 4 (5v5 tied)
Fenwick: Jets 40-Kings 33 (overall), Jets 34-Kings 29 (5v5), Jets 8-Kings 1 (5v5 tied)
LA Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: King (+6), Toffoli/Carter (tied, +5). Worst: Williams (-8), Brown (-7), Regehr/Kopitar (tied, -5)
WPG Indv. Player Corsi 5v5- Best: Lowry (+6), Wheeler/Harrison/Frolik (tied, +4). Worst: Stafford (-9), Enstrom (-7), Myers (-6)

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 3/2 3/3 3/4 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/8
LA - @EDM (6:30) - vs.MTL (7:30) - vs.PIT (7:00) -
ANA - @ARI (6:00) vs.MTL (7:00) - vs.PIT (7:00) - -
VAN - vs.SJ (7:00) - @ARI (6:00) - @SJ (7:00) -
CGY - @PHI (4:00) - @BOS (4:00) @DET (4:30) - @OTT (4:00)
SJ vs.MTL (7:00) @VAN (7:00) - - - vs.VAN (7:00) -
ARI - vs.ANA (6:00) - vs.VAN (6:00) - vs.MTL (4:00) -
EDM - vs.LA (6:30) - - @CHI (5:30) - @CAR (Noon)

That's all for This Week in Kings. There won't be a Jewelcast tonight, BUT there will be one this Wednesday, and it will be easily our biggest episode ever, at least in terms of the sheer number of people on it. Expect Eric, Sheng, Nick, and Langluy from this site alone, and perhaps a few extra surprise guests as well. And since we'll all be in the same room together for once, perhaps we'll be able to do it without talking over each other! Probably not though! But we'll try! So be sure to check back on Wednesday for all the details on how you can listen in.