The big talk coming out of Game 1 wasn't the Kings' victory, but the hard hit by San Jose's
As Elliott wrote earlier this week,
"San Jose winger Raffi Torres' jarring hit of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday triggered a sizable ripple effect that could alter the tone and course of the teams'
"Torres was suspended Wednesday pending an in-person hearing scheduled Thursday in New York with the NHL's Department of Player Safety. Stoll, whose 23 hits in seven playoff games rank third on a team whose success is built on physicality, appeared to suffer a head injury on the open-ice hit. He didn't return for the third period of the Kings' series-opening 2-0 victory, not coincidentally the period in which the Kings scrambled the most.
"Stoll did not practice Wednesday and the Kings, per quaint custom endorsed by the NHL, released no information on his status for Game 2 on Thursday at
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