The window of opportunity cracked open for the
With Kings center
His role will continue to expand with Richards being out for Game 3 tonight and possibly longer in the
"I don't think I change a whole lot," Toffoli said after Tuesday's morning skate. "I'm just trying to create some offense, shoot the puck, get chances. I need to bring energy and work as hard as I can."
"He definitely has a good touch around the net. He can score goals, he's proven it in juniors. He's proven it in the
"If he's not already, he's going to be a regular on a nightly basis."
One thing is clear. Toffoli does not seem to over-think the process.
"He seems like he puts it on the side and just plays," Kopitar said. "For the young guys, that's usually the most important, not to really think anything and just go out and play to your potential. He's done that."
Said Kings Coach
The injuries forced Sutter and the Kings to change direction in the playoffs and bring Toffoli on a bit faster.
"This is not an easy environment to put him in," Sutter said. "You wish you could have done it differently, but this will be good in experience, development part of it and then going into next training camp part and trying to make the team part."