Jason Pominville

What we learned last week in the NHL

What we learned last week in the NHL

Lessons learned from the last week of play in the NHL:

►Dean Lombardi is mad — or a genius

Although his team is desperate for scoring, the Kings’ general manager acquired goaltender Ben Bishop to be a co-No. 1 with Jonathan Quick during the 21 games that will determine whether the Kings make the playoffs. Huh? Lombardi’s theory: A winger who would make enough of a difference would cost too much financially and in assets, and he can’t give up first-round picks after having spent one on 16 games of Andrej Sekera and another on a season of walkaway free agent Milan Lucic. With deep goaltending and a team defense that has greatly limited opponents’ scoring...

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