Recap, Kings @ Wild: “On the Bright Side...”
A dispiriting 6-3 loss leads to a desperate search for silver linings.
I really thought the Los Angeles Kings were going to avoid a second straight 0-3 start. And yet, despite scoring first for the second time in their first three games, they once again lost. It was a perfect storm of bad goaltending, poor special teams, and post-hitting (three in the first period!).
On the bright side... we asked our followers on Twitter to find some silver linings in the wake of today’s loss, and they did not disappoint.
All right everyone, fill in the blank:— Jewels frm the Crown (@JFTC_Kings) October 19, 2016
"On the bright side, _________________."
The Kings missed their dangerous winger quite a bit, and if they hadn’t given up six goals (yes, big if), Pearson would have been the story.
Tanner Pearson scored in his first game back https://t.co/ePqrHKPP3h— Robyn Hood (@jollywhiskey) October 19, 2016
@jollywhiskey @JFTC_Kings twice!— Lori Hultin (@Lhultin) October 19, 2016
Stars fans are excited to face the Kings.
"Dustin Brown is signed for 7 more years" https://t.co/QPp3bcGldw— Josh Lile (@JoshL1220) October 19, 2016
"American hero Jack Campbell" https://t.co/pAlLwWkbFj— Vampire Pat (@Pat_Iversen) October 19, 2016
the newbies weren’t to blame.
Pearson’s season debut was complemented by those of Nic Dowd and Tom Gilbert, and though Dowd and Gilbert struggled compared to #70, they should hold on to lineup spots. And Gilbert got his first point!
@JFTC_Kings dowd and Gilbert looked ok. Budaj was solid in third. Carter and Pearson had chemistry in third. It's early.— Nut (@DoctorGonzzzo) October 19, 2016
... wait is this even a bright side right now
@JFTC_Kings youre not a canucks blog— Gráinne (@wholegrainne) October 19, 2016
one of our goaltenders was fine.
Jeff Zatkoff, sadly, had a horrendous night. Peter Budaj had a good night, though! His first scoreless period in a Kings uniform was tonight’s third.
@JFTC_Kings Budaj looked good— Sean Cameron (@seanc220) October 19, 2016
we could lose all our games!
@JFTC_Kings on the bright side we have great odds of the #1 pick— matt holder (@mholder661) October 19, 2016
we could win all our games!
@JFTC_Kings we could still go 79-3— Pam P (@reddogsarebest) October 19, 2016
There was one clear winner, though...
the Dodger’ win over the Cubs was at the exact same time.
They made your lives better whether you didn’t watch...
@JFTC_Kings "I watched the Dodgers instead of that game."— Christopher Brandon (@pumba_man) October 19, 2016
... or you did, but other people didn’t.
@JFTC_Kings the dodger game distracted most of kings twitter— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) October 19, 2016
So, uh, thanks for that. And thanks to all who unintentionally helped us write a recap!
October 19, 2016