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Skating down memory lane
It was almost five years ago to the day when the Kings managed to score eight goals in a game. They defeated the
Do you remember these names? Alexander Frolov had the first goal and Michal Hanzus scored the final Kings goal of the night.
There was one thing the latest game had in common with that 2010 game. Kings captain
The compassion of
The highly skilled Marian Gaborik scored twice (24th and 25th of the season) and added an assist for a three-point night. It is the second time this season he has recorded three points in a game, the other on Dec. 18 against St. Louis.
(Incidentally, another statistic about Gaborik: his durability in 2015. He missed 12 of the Kings' first 27 games because of injuries but has not been out of the lineup since Dec. 29).
"This room has been through a lot, a lot of situations like this," Gaborik said. "We know what it takes. Everybody knows how to prepare themselves and how to elevate their game. I think everybody knows the importance of these games. That's just the way it is in this room."
In answering a question about the Kings’ complete domination, Gaborik referenced rookie goalie Tyler Bunz of the Oilers. Bunz made his first
Gaborik had some kind words for the unfortunate rookie, who had a rough go against the Kings. Bunz, 23, was a fifth-round draft pick by the Oilers in 2010.
""We just kept going. I felt bad for that Bunz, that goalie coming in," Gaborik said. "I guess it was his first [game].
"But it's nice to get this one behind us and move to the next one. Huge games from now on."
Said Kings forward
McNabb back into the fray
McNabb came out of the lineup when defenseman
Naturally Sekera's injury status is a concern. But one front-office executive wasn't pushing the panic button, pointing out the significant progress McNabb has made throughout the season.