Team Rides Goalie-Go-Round
Goaltender Cristobel Huet’s fifth NHL start did not last too long as he was pulled 2 minutes 50 seconds into the second period of Thursday’s 3-0 loss at Colorado. It was his worst effort as a pro; he gave up three goals in nine shots.
It has been this type of inconsistency that has forced Coach Andy Murray to go with a “win and play” philosophy regarding his goaltenders for the remainder of the season.
“We just felt that both of them were playing on equal terms,” Murray said about Huet and Jamie Storr, who replaced Huet against the Avalanche and did not give up a goal in 13 shots. “So how do you work a rotation? You reward the guy if he wins. If you lose, the other guy gets a chance.
“It’s not perfect because a goalie can say that the team didn’t play well in front of him.... But the bottom line is that you’re the last line of defense.”
vs. Vancouver, 7
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Records -- Kings 30-36-6-5, Canucks 44-21-12-1.
Record vs. Canucks -- 0-1-1.
Update -- The Kings are 1-5-1-1 in their last eight home games.
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