SUNRISE, Fla. — Even though
"The Professor," the defenseman said, slyly, adding Scrivens had given a lesson in perfection.
Scrivens has a habit of doing this against Florida. Two of his three shutouts in the
That was not the only highlight for the Kings, who have won three straight games. Kings right wing
"I was fortunate not to give up any bad rebounds and the ones I did, the guys were there to clear them away," Scrivens said.
The showing by Scrivens was important on multiple levels. There was some concern about the backup goalie position after the Kings traded the talented
On top of that, the Kings brought in
"You never want to take too much credit for anything because then you have to take credit for the bad ones too," Scrivens said. "…Definitely some guys have good feelings about playing in different spots. Again, you can't rely on that.…You can't go, 'Oh, I played really good here last year' and relax a little bit.… I've been fortunate it's worked out here in Florida."
Presumably, the "Professor" nickname comes from his education at Cornell. Plus, there is another hip element: quotes from Shakespeare on his goalie mask.
"You don't choose your own nickname.… I don't dislike it," said Scrivens, who is the fourth goaltender in Kings history to record a shutout in his first start with the franchise. "It could be much worse than that."
He was doing his fair share of talking during the game, according to Williams.
"He's a motormouth back there, which is nice," Williams said. "He's always saying something. When you're not looking, it's important."
Williams downplayed his milestone. But he started the play and finished it, forcing the turnover by defenseman
"I don't think it means anything yet," Williams said. "Maybe when I'm retired and I look back and I say, 'Hey, I've got 500.' I hope to play quite a few more years and get a few more points and add to those totals. We had a lot of pressure offensively and I know we've had trouble scoring five-on-five goals, not just our line but the team."
Carcillo's second-period goal was a byproduct of hard work behind the net and a slick no-look set-up pass from center
Philly West is often a prevailing theme in L.A.
"Regardless of where players play, you'll find character guys," said Williams, another former Flyer. Kings General Manager