The Mood Going into the Game
It’s not done yet, but VGK and LA are working to try to finalize a deal that would send defenceman Alec Martinez to the Golden Knights. Most telling sign will be if Martinez is in or out of the Kings’ lineup tonight vs. WPG.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 18, 2020
Trevor Lewis can't remember the last time he walked in for morning skate and Tyler Toffoli wasn't there.— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 19, 2020
But now, it's all about looking forward. Hear from the LA Kings players and coach McLellan on Toffoli ↓ pic.twitter.com/NhGNvbaS7S
“We all understand where we are as a team, as an organization, what has to be done… But when you win with guys, you don’t want to see them leave”@DustinBrown23 shares his thoughts on the recent trade@CarrlynBathe | @LAKings | #LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/joLvhwsHTX— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) February 19, 2020
64-Word Game Recap
After Dustin Brown struck just thirty-five seconds into the game, the Jets scored in waves. Winnipeg clustered three goals in less than five-and-a-half minutes in the second and then added two more late goals after Brown pulled Los Angeles to within one at 15:15 of the third. Blake Wheeler tallied two goals and an assist, while Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists.
Stars of the Game—Ehlers (1st), Scheifele (2nd), Wheeler (3rd)… Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots… Cal Petersen had 29 saves backstopping a sleepwalking defense… the Kings were coming off two straight wins.. Anze Kopitar had two assists giving him six assists in a three-game point streak… Matt Roy had two assists… Five Kings were minus 3 for the game: Michael Amadio, Drew Doughty, Joakim Ryan, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Sean Walker… Prior to the game, the Jets acquired defenseman Dylan DeMelo from Ottawa…
UP NEXT: The Kings host the Florida Panthers to start a five-game homestand on Thursday night at Staples Center.Up Next
Kings 1. Jets 0.
00:35 / 1st Period: Dustin Brown (11) from Joakim Ryan (4) and Anze Kopitar (35)
Kings 1. Jets 1.
13:13 / 2nd Period: Jansen Harkins (2) from Patrik Laine (31) and Jack Roslovic (14)
Jets 2. Kings 1.
17:05 / 2nd Period: Mason Appleton (5) from Jack Roslovic (15)
Jets 3. Kings 1.
18:33 / 2nd Period: Blake Wheeler (19) from Mark Scheifele (37) and Nikolaj Ehlers (26)
Jets 3. Kings 2.
1:21 / 3rd Period: Martin Frk (4) from Jeff Carter (10) and Adrian Kempe (15)
Jets 4. Kings 2.
5:49 / 3rd Period: Nikolaj Ehlers (21) from Mark Scheifele (38) and Blake Wheeler (34)
Jets 4. Kings 3.
15:16 / 3rd Period: Dustin Brown (12) from Matt Roy (12) and Anze Kopitar (36)
Jets 5. Kings 3.
17:43 / 3rd Period: Patrik Laine (25) from Kyle Connor (32) and Andrew Copp (13)
Jets 6. Kings 3.
18:31 / 3rd Period: Blake Wheeler (20) from Neal Pionk (33) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27)
“I felt we folded our tent and our cards at that point - and those are moments that we’ll really address as we go forward”— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) February 19, 2020
Coach Todd McLellan on Winnipeg’s 6th goal tonight and the last two minutes of the game@LAKings | #LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/92v8pNjzcw