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Off-Day Watch 2/8; Winning Streak Edition

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NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Philadelphia Flyers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

As an east coast Kings fan, the February “Grammy’s trip” is one of my favorite times of the hockey season. For a solid week or two I get to watch the Kings at normal times like 7:00 instead of having to stay up past midnight. It’s a nice break; of course, that break is always better when the Kings are winning and that’s what that road trip has been so far. Yes, there was the loss to the Islanders on Saturday, but even in that loss the Kings have been playing some solid hockey over the past week. The end of this road trip will be a true test though, with the Bruins on Saturday, and then, to close out the trip, a visit to the Stanley Cup Champs in DC (a game yours truly will be attending). On to the links!

Kings Things

Michael has our recap of last night’s shootout win over the Flyers. [Jewels From The Crown]

An opposing recap from our friends at Broad Street Hocke.y [Broad Street Hockey]

The rapid reaction from Jon Rosen and Jim Fox plus some post-game quotes from Coach Desjardins and the players. [LA Kings Insider]

Curtis Zupke on how the Kings focus on youth is working out so far. [LA Times]

Elsewhere

The 2019 NWHL All Star game is this weekend in Nashville. Mike Murphy over at the Ice Garden has your preview. [The Ice Garden]

The Rangers have some issues at the AHL Level. [Blueshirt Banter]

Sens prospect Logan Brown is starting to make waves. [The Athletic]

Gabriel Landeskog came through for a young fan in DC last night:

The Blues have gone from sitting near the bottom of the west to now sitting in the second wild card spot. [AP]

Your Evening Entertainment

There’s only one game in the NHL tonight. The Carolina Hurricanes head into the Garden to face the Rangers in what should be an interesting division matchup. The game will be at 5:00 pm Pacific on NHL Network. [Editor’s note: You know we’ll never ever pass up a chance to tell you to watch Justin Williams, either.]