Perhaps this should be what we have (re)learned. It’s been clear for about the last decade that games in Buffalo represent an odd and tough challenge for the
Things change quickly in the
It wasn’t that long ago that the
Then they had one win and six losses, and defeat No. 7 came at Staples Center as they failed to score against the Kings in a 2-0 loss.
And now? The victory against the Kings was their 10th win of the season. They've recorded four wins in their last six games, a reason to celebrate, except for the fans who want the No. 1 draft pick in June.
Kopitar has plenty of company
Unfortunately, Kings center Anze Kopitar is at the top of the list when talk turns to the struggling forwards. That makes sense because he led the Kings in scoring the last seven seasons.
But there are plenty of other passengers on the Mystery Express.
Kopitar hasn’t scored in 10 games. But
He was named player of the week when the Kings were on their last five-game trip, starting in late October, and the honor seems to have jinxed him.
Move over, Sports Illustrated.
Time for a phone call to Manchester
Kings General Manager
He hasn’t been the only front-office executive to spend time with the surging
After the Kings' loss to the Sabres, Lombardi, who was not in Buffalo, made a point of noting the "hunger" displayed by the eager minor leaguers. You get the sense he would relish making a move or two.