Mood Going into the Game
“It doesn’t change our approach to the game. We’ll prepare the same way. We expect the players to have the same intensity & commitment to team play”— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) March 12, 2020
Coach Todd McLellan wants to see the same energy from the @LAKings tonight@CarrlynBathe | #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/XE8TTKQ3PI
“We’ve got to start on time tonight and wear out their D more.”#Sens head coach D.J. Smith gives a quick update about his line-up and more before tonight’s game in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/ibUR4CoAjo— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 12, 2020
After Gabe Vilardi tied the game at two, Martin Frk scored with 4:41 remaining in the third period on a 3-on-2 break after Drew Doughty broke up a shorthanded Ottawa rush. With this win, the Kings improved to 29-35-6.
Three Stars of the Night—Vilardi (1st), Matt Roy (2nd), Martin Frk (3rd)… The Kings are 10-2-1 in their past 13 games… Cal Petersen made 24 saves while Ottawa’s Craig Anderson made 36 saves... In his last four games, Petersen is 4-0-0 with a .947 save percentage and a 1.75 goals against average... The Kings have only allowed nine goals in their seven-game winning streak... Jayce Hawryluk’s goal was his seventh point (2G / 5A) in 11 games since being claimed off waivers from the Florida Panthers… Ben Hutton extended his point scoring streak at three games with his assist… Bobby Ryan’s first period goal was his fourth in eight games after participating in the NHL/NHLPA assistance program due to a problem with alcohol… Trevor Lewis played in his 674th game, passing Mike Murphy for 10th most in franchise history... Vilardi’s seven points in his first 10 games is the most by a Kings rookie since Anze Kopitar scored 11 points in his first 10 games in 2006-07.
Up Next: Who knows?
Sens 1. Kings 0.
00:29 / 1st Period: Bobby Ryan (5) from Brady Tkachuk (23) and Colin White (16)
Sens 1. Kings 1.
10:09 / 1st Period: Trevor Lewis (6) from Adrian Kempe (21) and Ben Hutton
The Cheetah: Keeping his job at any cost
Brown Goes Crunch
Sens 2. Kings 1.
01:57 / 3rd Period: Jayce Hawryluk (3) from Andreas Englund (3) and Nick Paul (11)
Sens 2. Kings 2.
09:12 / 3rd Period: Gabe Vilardi (3) from Walker (19) and Matt Roy (14)
King 3. Sens 2.
15:19 / 3rd Period: Martin Frk (6) from Gabe Vilardi (4) and Drew Doughty (28)
Final - Kings 3. Sens 2.
“Next year is next year - it starts all over again… What we’re doing now will help us, but it doesn’t guarantee us success in the future”— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) March 12, 2020
Coach Todd McLellan addresses the media after the game & looks ahead to the future of the @LAKings#LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/b1QM2zXVF7
“He doesn’t care whatsoever what the other player’s trying to do with the puck - he’s just making sure he’s taking HIS position, inside position, put the other guy to the outside”@JimFox19 breaks down @mattroy6’s performance tonight@LAKings | #LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/7EcZX2aRJy— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) March 12, 2020
Back to the Future
Alex Turcotte Signs!
Alex Turcotte #LAKings— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) March 11, 2020
2019 5th Overall pick
3 year ELC starting in 2020-21
$925,000 cap hit / $2,475,000 AAV
All 3 seasons break down as follows:
$832,500 Base Salary
$92,500 Signing Bonus
$850,000 Schedule 'A' Bonuses
$700,000 Schedule 'B' Bonuseshttps://t.co/5Ws66YbNk4 pic.twitter.com/CRgjIHbjuE
Lukas Parik is the first goaltender in WHL history to record a shutout and score a goal in the same game.
The Alexis Lafrenière Sweepstakes
The Kings now in 28th place in the league (which translates to a 9.5% chance for the number one pick, i.e., Alexis Lafrenière).