Here, there and everywhere.
The Kings are 0-3 to open the season after losing, 6-3, to the
"I said it when Jonathan got hurt," Sutter said. "There's not one thing I can do about it or anybody can do about it. Expect guys that are in there to play as well as they can. If they play as well as they can, that's good. That's what you do, right?"
Except little has gone right for the Kings since Quick was injured in the final 30 seconds of the first period in last week's season opener at San Jose. Quick is being described as week to week with a groin injury and a more definite timeline is expected soon.
Against the Wild, Kings goalie
The Kings were seconds away from heading into the first intermission tied 1-1 but a miscue by veteran defenseman
"They scored a goal with 10 seconds left in the first period and we made a line change," Sutter said. "The guys going on the ice certainly know how much time is on the clock and one guy went behind the net and skated up the ice, passed to them and they went down and scored with 10 seconds left.
"That's an error from a veteran defenseman. … After we've hit three posts and outplayed that team. That's a bad play. It makes it 2-1. Then there's two faceoff goals … two of them are faceoff goals. You can't lose [the faceoff] clean."
The Wild broke it open with three more goals — in less than five minutes — in the second period to make it 5-1. In this case, the final score was a bit deceptive — the game was not that close. Kings left wing Tanner Pearson, back from his suspension for an illegal hit to the head in the preseason, made his season debut and scored twice, including a goal 50 seconds into the first period.
Anze Kopitar had the other Kings goal. Sutter made three lineup changes against the Wild, taking out forwards
Last season, the Kings scored two goals in their first three games and lost to the Sharks, the Arizona Coyotes and the
But all 0-3 starts are not created equal.