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Off-Day Watch 10/19: Touchdown

Briefly relive last night’s game and then move on.

NHL: New York Islanders at Los Angeles Kings Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

That game was bad, but this shot from Jeff Carter is a laser and we love him.

Kings Things

The, uh, highlights, such as they are:

Lots of goals last night. Most of them for the wrong team. [JFTC]

If you needed another play-by-play of last night, here, I guess. [Los Angeles Times]

At least there’ll be another dog calendar:

Jaret Anderson-Dolan credits his moms for his success and perseverance to make it to the NHL. [Outsports]

Meanwhile, the Reign can score lots of goals, at least:

Kings prospects Markus Phillips, Matt Villalta, and Akil Thomas will play for Team OHL in the Canada Russia Series next month. [OHL]

Elsewhere in the World

Natural Stat Trick has some new, uh, tricks up their sleeve:

The Golden Knights are off to a slow start. Should they be worried? [Sportsnet]

Some teams might be putting the kibosh on video games; meanwhile, Zach Hyman is launching his own esports company. [NHL]

Some western conference power rankings for you. [Mile High Hockey]

Rod Braceful has been named assistant director of player personnel for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. [The Color of Hockey]

On the memeification of Gritty. [The Verge]

The Tim Hortons’ commercial with the Kenyan hockey team was heartwarming, but also deserves a more critical examination. [Hockey in Society]

Want to know how to know a player’s getting benched? Or how to hide a hangover? Or when a coach is getting fired? Katie Strang’s got you covered. [The Athletic]

The goal of “one league” between the NWHL and CWHL, or at least more collaboration between the leagues, lives on. [The Ice Garden]

We can probably still blame the early goalie pull on Patrick Roy, but now there are numbers backing up when to get the extra attacker out. [TSN]

Kelly Babstock, the NHWL’s only Native player, is looking for success with the incredibly stacked Buffalo Beauts. [The Athletic]

On Eamon McAdam’s strange trip from the ECHL to the NHL. [Sportsnet]

After ten months, Corey Crawford is finally back for the Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]

The Maple Leafs’ utilization of their ECHL team for development, especially in net, can serve as a model for other teams. [Maple Leafs Nation]

Your Evening Entertainment

Only three games to choose from tonight. If you’ve got an NHL streaming subscription, you can watch the Florida Panthers, one of only two winless teams remaining in the league, try to get their first tonight against ... [checks notes] the Washington Capitals. Yikes.