They were better than or at least even with the
They flew home with a 4-3 loss at
Here's what we learned:
The Kings' reliance on
But nights like Thursday were too much to ask of their netminder, who still made it a two-goal game despite the onslaught he faced. Quick and Darcy Kuemper are why the Kings are No.1 in the
"I think we take it for granted sometimes, and that's why we don't play the way we should, because he bails us out the majority of the time, and it kind of gets unnoticed," Anze Kopitar said of Quick. "We've got to make sure it doesn't happen."
Without discounting what they've done through 41 games, the second half figures to get more interesting. The Kings have three more games against the Ducks, who have
The jury is still out on Calgary but Thursday was a reminder that the Flames have fight.
Micheal Ferland continues to impress. Ferland was the toast of the town for Calgary in the 2015 playoffs, and it's easy to see why he's dug out a role in the NHL. He's big and effective at both ends of the rink.
Just after his second-period goal, Ferland backchecked to break up an odd-man rush attempt with a stick lift of