Preview: The Resistible Force (Kings) vs. the Moveable Object (Ottawa Senators)
<em>Can’t Miss TV: The NHL’s 29th place team takes on the 30th place team.</em>
How to Watch
Game Time: 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
TV: Fox Sports West, Fox Sports GO
Radio: LA Kings Audio Network; iHeart Radio
The Opposition: Silver Seven
What to Watch
The Los Angeles Kings had this game circled since the schedules were announced. Finally a game where the opposition would be guaranteed to be worse. Maybe, just maybe that is true with the Ottawa Senators sitting in the 30th spot in the league standings at 4-9-1 and the Kings sitting in 29th at 5-10-0. Reminder to these two squads: If you’re tanking to try and get a better spot to draft Alexis Lafrenière, the worst team never gets the top pick.
Game 16 Crown Conversations with the Silver Seven Sens
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It’s a battle of bottom teams in a race to be absolutely horrendous with the prospect of a top pick in this year’s draft. Silver Seven Sens ME @nkb121 and @robyn_jftc preview #LAKings at #Sens— Jewels from the Crown 💎👑 (@JFTC_Kings) November 7, 2019
Crown Conversations Episode 16: Capitol Inquiries https://t.co/03nmwc1qdy
The 5-10-0 Start
This from LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen: Historically, at 5-10-0 we’re looking at the worst start by a Kings team in at least 32 years. (They were 5-9-1 through 15 games last season.) The 1987-88 team wasn’t anything to write home about and also opened up the season with 10 points in 15 games by virtue of a 4-9-2 record. They finished with 68 points in 80 games but did not benefit from the looser point distribution of the modern game. L.A. also compiled 9 points (4-10-1) through 15 games in 1986-87, 7 in 1985-86 (3-11-1), 10 in 1983-84 (3-8-4), 7 in 1971-72 (3-11-1) and 7 in 1969-70 (3-11-1).
Don Cherry / Senators Feud in Full Effect
Ottawa Senators forward Scott Sabourin seriously injured https://t.co/UilEBx0MgG— Domenic Fazioli (@DomenicFazioli) November 2, 2019
After this play, the Mouth of the North, Don Cherry took to the airwaves with utter disregard for Scott Sabourin and the Senators Faithful took exception.
After this weekend’s debacle, it’s clear: Don Cherry has to go, @nkb121 argues. https://t.co/7Tky9wUk0T pic.twitter.com/vHyItUHZDf— Silver Seven (@silversevensens) November 6, 2019
...Carl Grundstrom is out as Austin Wagner checks in.
...As the Kings showcase Tyler Toffoli for a possible trade for the scouts in attendance, the top line will feature number 73 on the top line which seems super strange since both 77 and 73 are right wingers.
...Jack Campbell starts in net looking to erase the nightmare of his last game against the Senators where he allowed four goals on 11 shots in a 5-1 loss.
...The Kings were 0-2-0 last season versus Ottawa looking lost in the 9-2 aggregate two-game series.
...Joakim Ryan and Nikolai Prokhorkin will watch from the press box with Carl Grundstrom as healthy scratches.
...Ottawa is looking for their first winning streak of the season.
...Sorry folks, Bobby Ryan won’t be playing tonight as he continues his slow descension towards retirement joining Mikkel Boedker as healthy scratches.
...Three of Ottawa’s four most expensive forwards will not dress tonight (Colin White is injured).
...Senators starting goaltender Anders Nilsson has four career starts against the Kings and is 2-1-0 with a 2.25 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
Tkachuk - Tierney - Duclair
Paul - Pageau - C. Brown
Namestnikov - Anisimov - Ennis
Chlapik - Beaudin - Davidsson
Chabot - Zaitsev
Brannstrom - Hainsey
Borowiecki - DeMelo
From the “At Least the Kings Aren’t Paying Milan Lucic Six Million Dollars this Season” Department
Hmmmm.. 🧐— Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) November 7, 2019
EDM James Neal – #Oilers
Last 10 GP: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, -9, 4 PIM, 2 PPP, 24 SOG
CGY Milan Lucic – #Flames
Last 10 GP: 3 A, 3 P, Even, 4 PIM, 1 PPP, 14 SOG
Hockey Fights Cancer Month
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Donate to the cause at https://t.co/CM0mMpm5PJ#HockeyFightsCancer pic.twitter.com/tBEmzooE7m— NHL (@NHL) November 4, 2019