Kings set franchise record in Nashville
The Kings went 4-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history. Coming off the heels of a dramatic win in Dallas, The Kings headed to Nashville knowing they had their work cut out for them. Nashville is a team that is very difficult to play against. They Roll four lines at you all night. They also have a ton of team speed which generally is the Kings kryptonite. The Kings came out flatter than the housing market in the first period and if not for backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier this game would have been over in the first 10 minutes. Over all at one point in the third period the Kings only had 13 shots on goal. In short I think the kings stole a game. Out of the four games on the road trip this was worst the team played
Well even if you’re having an off night talent sometimes just can’t be beat. Once again the line of Kopitar/Penner/Williams was outstanding. In the second period their puck possession game was unbelievable. The one touch passing was all around. In my opinion this is going to take the kings to the next level. No longer can teams just bottle up Kopitar, knowing that his line mates can be just as dangerous as he is. That is what the kings needed. Timely goal scoring and a defense that is about as much fun to play against as playing pin the head on the pylon with Zdeno Chara won the game in the end.
Not the best effort but two points is two points. The defense continues to impress in third period as Kings once again held a team to under 10 shots in the third period. The alarming thing for the Kings is once again they have trouble getting shots on goal. Sure some nights its going to go your way, but sooner or later it going to bite you. Let’s hope they get Terry Murray’s “shot mentality” back as soon as possible.
Greenkings Three Stars.
1. Jonathan Bernier 30 saves for a save % of 0.937
2. Anze Kopitar 1G 1A
3. Dustin Brown 1G 1A
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