What: "Fire on Ice"
Where: Fox Sports Net 2, today, 3 p.m.
If you're a hockey fan and you've overdosed on the Lakers, here's the fix you need. "Fire on Ice," airing on Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports Net 2, is a review of the Kings' season, which didn't end until they had extended eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche to seven games.
The highlight of the Kings' season, and the highlight of this well-produced one-hour special, is Game 4 of the playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Coach Andy Murray and Luc Robitaille join hosts Bill Macdonald and Jim Fox to review this improbable King comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
Murray talks about his decision to pull goalie Felix Potvin to give the Kings, who were on a power play, a two-man advantage with Detroit leading, 3-1, and more than three minutes left in the game.
"It was a calculated risk," Murray says. "Normally, you have about a 25% chance of scoring on a power play. I didn't like those odds."
Also discussed is the trade of King defenseman Rob Blake. Mattias Norstrom, Blake's best friend on the team, says: "It was tough on everyone. We could have gone down two roads, but we looked around the room and said, 'This is what we've got now and we've got the get the job done.' "
Robitaille says the trade rumors took a toll. "You had to wonder, 'Am I going to be involved in any trade?' " Robitaille says things settled down after the trade.
Murray talks about the contributions of Potvin and the play of newcomers Aaron Miller and Adam Deadmarsh. Of the season as a whole, Murray says: "We showed a lot of progress, but still there was a level of disappointment."
Adds General Manager Dave Taylor: "We have certainly set the standard for ourselves for next season, and that's that we're trying to build on."
The special, first shown Friday night on Fox Sports Net, will air on FSN again Thursday at 8 p.m. and FSN2 Saturday at 5 p.m.