For a long spells, this felt like ‘80s hockey all over again, run-and-gun style and let’s forget about defensive structure for the afternoon. Nevertheless, there were several takeaways in the aftermath of a wildly unpredictable affair, ending when the
Beating the traffic is overrated
Even a few loyalists couldn't handle it any more, couldn't bear to watch the Kings fumble against the Predators. With the Kings trailing, 6-3, it seemed safe to leave Staples Center, right?
With 2:01 remaining in regulation, the Kings ignited. There were goals in quick succession by
It was slightly reminiscent of another wild one at Staples Center, back in 2007. The Kings trailed the
Reflections on deflections
The deflections giveth and taketh.
"I liked everything about our game, but they threw a lot of pucks at the net in the last three minutes and they caught some nice redirects and rebounds," said Nashville Coach Peter Laviolette.
Afterward Kings forward Dwight King noted that “nobody came in prepared” to play a good team in the
It came just 32 seconds into the game, from defenseman Matt Greene, after center
Apparently, they were ready for the first minute of the game. By the 9:43 mark of the opening period, they were down 3-1 on even-strength goals by