Postgame/Rank the Kings: Enroth Outduels Allen, That 70s Return
Kopitar leaves with an injury, but everything else comes up Kings.
Be OK, Anze.
What did you think of each player on the Los Angeles Kings tonight? Give a thumbs up to any player who you thought did well, and a thumbs down to any player you thought had a rough game. (If you're not sure or if you thought a player was "eh", you can simply skip them.) The players will get ranked based on your votes. GO!
Quick postgame notes:
- That's one of the better efforts I can remember on the second night of a back-to-back from the Kings.
- You won't hear too much about Kopitar's injury outside of Los Angeles because a certain number 1 pick injured his shoulder up north, but it's a little worrying. Upper-body injury can only mean one or two things on this 100% Certified Dirty Play by Ryan Reaves.
- The defensemen all had their moments today. In particular, Drew Doughty was instrumental in the game's first goal, as he drew two penalties to turn a 4-on-5 into a 4-on-3. He assisted on Jeff Carter's goal seconds later.
- From the GameThread:
Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown get another game with Anze Kopitar to snap out of their slumps. Tanner Pearson goes in a very different direction, as he'll skate with Jordan Weal and Kyle Clifford. Will any of them break through?Answer: Pearson, who notched an insurance tally with... Carter and Tyler Toffoli. Shocker!
- For Gaborik and Brown, it wasn't a lack of effort. Brown hit a crossbar and the two threw nine shots at Jake Allen, who was sensational... except for those two goals, which were from close range but were probably stoppable.
- Three cheers for Jhonas Enroth, who was terrific in stopping 24.
- Jordan Weal played 6:57. Andy Andreoff played 11:56, even with an early fight.
- Brayden McNabb played a team-leading 3:51 on the PK.