The outlooks of two teams could not have gone in further opposite directions.
Here's what we learned:
It takes a freight train to get Doughty off the ice.
"I was pretty fortunate I was able to get back out there," Doughty said.
Doughty, among the
The top line got their swagger back. The outcome was already moot but the play by Kopitar to zip the puck to Brown and Brown's wrist shot for his second goal of the game was a good sign for the Kings. Kopitar and Brown were point-less the previous three games, which represented a slump given the duo's numbers this season.
The Oilers could see consequences. This was their second straight 5-0 loss and they are 13th in the 15-team
They might also lose Maroon to supplemental discipline given the dangerous hit-to-the-head play to an unsuspecting Doughty.