This was all about second acts — or maybe, in the case of new
The Kings didn't waste much time working their two newest players — Lecavalier and defenseman
For the Kings, who beat the
Scoring for the Kings in the third period were defenseman
The goals were 5 minutes 12 seconds apart, breaking open what had been a back-and-forth physical game. Lecavalier worked along the boards to get the puck out and found Muzzin, who beat Toronto goalie
The goal stood, and the league's situation room explained that "no goaltender interference infraction occurred before the puck crossed the goal line."
"I was just trying to hold it, trying to get that body position," Lecavalier said. "I saw him [Muzzin] kind of creep in. It was a great shot, right in the top corner.
"This team is not like all over the place when they play. It's a support game and makes things so much easier."
Lecavalier and Schenn were acquired from the
"For the first game, I felt good," said Lecavalier, who started his
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter opted to scratch center Nick Shore and forward Andy Andreoff and defenseman
Lecavalier, who said he will retire after this season, found himself in a greatly diminished role in Philadelphia. He had appeared in seven games this season with the Flyers, recording one assist, which came in their season opener, and he spoke about his frustrations in a pregame interview.
"The decision for me to go there was mainly for Peter Laviolette, and he left after three games," Lecavalier said of the 2013-14 season. "He got let go and the mentality kind of changed and I wasn't really part of their plans after that. Very frustrating, but I'm happy I'm here now."
Schenn praised Lecavalier for how he handled the difficult turn of events. "You know what? I think if you ask any guy on our team in Philadelphia, a guy with that career, and the way the situation was the last couple of years, he's nothing but a true professional," Schenn said. "He's handled it better than anyone possibly could."