133-Word Game Recap
Five straight home wins. Three Kings finished with three points each. Opening night loss avenged. All in all it was a good night as the Los Angeles Kings took apart the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 at Staples Center.
The Kings reminded the Oilers they might not be ready for the prime time taking out the West’s second best team in a dominant performance. Leon Draisaitl, a minus three on the night, had his point streak end at 13 games while Connor McDavid was hounded by Jeff Carter all night and held to one lone goal.
Tyler Toffoli racked up his first multi-goal game and first three-point game (2G, 1A) of the season while Carter (1G, 2A) continued his strong play and validated the Jewels From The Crown plea not to trade him anytime soon…
Stars of the Game—Drew Doughty, 3 assists, +4 (1st), Toffoli (2nd), Jonathan Quick, 25 saves (3rd)… Mike Smith had nine saves and was replaced to start the second period by Mikko Koskinen (16 saves)… Edmonton dropped to 14-7-3 and the Kings improved to 9-12-1… This is the Kings’ widest margin of victory this year… McDavid extended his point streak to nine games (10G, 11A)… In his 100th career game, Michael Amadio had a goal and an assist… In a true shocker, the Kings did not allow a power play goal and managed to score one of their own...
UP NEXT: The Kings look to avenge Tuesday’s 3-0 shutout as they host the Arizona Coyotes at 1:00 P.M. PDT at Staples Center on Saturday.
The Man of the Night
Kings 1. Oilers 0.
Kings 2. Oilers 0.
Kings 3. Oilers 0.
Kings 3. Oilers 1.
Kings 4. Oilers 1.
Kings 5. Oilers 1.
“The start really helped us and we built off that. If we can do that every night, that’d be nice”@tytoff16 kept it simple after tonight’s win @LAKings | @CarrlynBathe | #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/m2Ah02LZMA— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 22, 2019
“That’s probably a big momentum thing for us… Hopefully we can keep going this way the rest of the year”@SeanWalk2 chats about what a win like tonight’s means for the @LAKings moving forward@CarrlynBathe | #LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/qCpzCGAZBa— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 22, 2019
“I don’t really care what other people think. We can be more competitive than we’ve shown. I’m just looking forward to hopefully moving up in the standings.”
“We played our structure, we didn’t let their top guys get the speed going… We played real solid today”@CarlGrundstrom reflects on what made tonight’s @LAKings game such an exciting win@Patrick_ONeal | @JarretStoll | #LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/RX7PxakFk8— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 22, 2019
The Silver Stick
Stadium Series - February 15, 2020
Looks like the @LAKings 2020 #NHL #StadiumSeries jersey is the latest to leak! Definitely in the same vein as what we saw from the Avalanche last week.— Icethetics.com (@icethetics) November 22, 2019
More on the blog tomorrow, but for now I’m curious to see the reaction.#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/eVNygpR3OF