What we learned from the
1. Players are really looking forward to a scheduled team-bonding/escape/retreat at a ski resort in the mountains not far from Montreal. They have booked ice for practice Tuesday and Wednesday but probably won’t skate Tuesday and will instead relax after a hectic schedule and prepare for Thursday’s game against the
"We're going to relax, take some days here and get our legs back," right wing Tyler Toffoli said. "It's been a long trip. There's no excuse for us but it will be nice to get away for a few days."
Said center Anze Kopitar: "We started the trip pretty well. This is not the way you play on the road, but we've got two days now to regroup, recharge and really freshen up our minds and heads and go into Montreal and know what's at stake and get the two points."
It was another 30-plus-minute game for
"We thought that quite honestly the last two or three games that we didn't get much out of the bottom part of our forward lineup at all," Sutter said. "Where we have forwards slotted, the third and fourth lines haven't given us much."
3. Defenseman Brayden McNabb (-3 defensively) had a rough night, but he had a lot of company. Too many mistakes led to too many turnovers and led to prime scoring chances for the
4. We didn’t learn why the Kings called up defensemen