Nick Shore is more than a grinder. Kings fans groaned earlier in the season when they saw Shore in overtime. He’s been a depth forward throughout his
Shore’s game-winner was a beauty of a finish on
"It was great for Shoresy," Kings coach John Stevens said. "We think Shoresy's got some offensive ability. To his credit, he's been a real sound defensive player getting established in the National Hockey League. We think he can score, and he proved that tonight."
Brown's scoring touch continues. One season after he potted just 14 goals, the former Kings captain is already halfway to that total through 15 games. His third-period power-play goal tied the contest at 3, and he also added a point on Shore's overtime clincher. If he can continue to find the back of the net, the Kings' top line is that much more dangerous.
Parade of penalties. The Ducks' outrageous penchant for penalties reached new heights with nine trips to the sin bin for a total of 21 minutes. Corey Perry was docked for two penalties and so was
"We talk about discipline, but it’s still tough," said Ducks forward
Power-play not so powerful. The Ducks' power-play, simply put, is bad. They've converted on less than 12% of their power-play opportunities, which ranks No. 30 in the league. Sure, some of that can be blamed on the absence of key contributors like Ryan Getzlaf,
"I thought the first [chance] was pretty good," said Ducks assistant coach Trent Yawney. "We just didn't finish off the play. The other thing I'd say is their penalty kill is like 93[%] or 94%. That's pretty good. When it got down to it, they kind of shut us down. You have to give them credit too."