Like most NHL players, Kings defenseman Alec Martinez can recall the most important details of his debut.
"I remember we lost and I was minus-2, so I choose to forget," he said of his Oct. 3, 2009, appearance in a 6-3 loss to the then-Phoenix Coyotes.
Martinez was confident that a better fate awaits teammate Derek Forbort, who is scheduled to appear in his first NHL game Friday night when the Kings (0-3-0) face the Minnesota Wild (3-0-0) at Staples Center.
"It's awesome. He had a really good camp and he’s a really good player so all he’s got to do...