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Off-Day Watch 2/12: Coming Home

The Kings wrapped up their road trip with a high-scoring loss.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning from Washington D.C.! Last night the Kings finished up their long east coast road trip against the defending champs. I was in the crowd for the game last night and had a great view to watch the Kings end their road trip with a 6-4 loss to the Capitals. This morning though I’m trying to think of the positives. The Kings got seven out of a possible 12 points from the trip which while not excellent is still pretty solid. Austin Wagner looked pretty dang good last night, Trevor Lewis is back and now the Kings head home for about a week and a half before coming right back to the East Coast. Bring on the links.

Kings Things

Michael has our recap of the Kings loss last night. [Jewels From The Crown]

The opposing recap from our friends at Japer’s Rink. [Japer’s Rink]

Jon Rosen and Daryl Evans have the post game reaction along with some quotes from the team. [Kings Insider]

In case you missed it, the Kings dealt Nate Thompson to Montreal yesterday afternoon. [NHL]

Austin Wagner speaks about Nate Thompson’s mentorship after the veteran center was traded. [Los Angeles Times]

Elsewhere

Tonight is the first of 3 matches between the U.S. and Canadian women in the 2019 Rivalry series. [USA Hockey]

The Canucks got some much needed help in net this morning:

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the crash of Continental Connection flight 3407 near Buffalo. The Sabres will hold a moment of silence before tonight’s game against the Islanders. Here’s an excellent article about the anniversary and the story of the Sabres’ emotional win the following night. [Buffalo News]

Evening Entertainment

There’s a lot of hockey on tonight. If you’re interested in a Pacific Division match-up, the Golden Knights host the Coyotes at 7:00 p.m. Pacific. The main game of the night has to be in Tampa as the Flames face the Lightning in a battle of two of the league’s best this year. That game starts at 4:30 p.m. Pacific and will be shown on both NHL.TV and ESPN Plus.