Two Goals, Two Points and Two Wins in Detroit

“We came out of the gates a little slow” – Anze Kopitar on the Kings getting just three shots on goal in the first period.

Post-game news and notes from LA’s 2-1 win…

* With their second win in Detroit this season the Kings finished the season series 3-1-0 vs. the Red Wings. There wasn’t any pattern to the four games – overtime, a shutout, a blowout and one goal game tonight.

* LA is now 8-1-3 in last 12 road games.

* The game marked Jarret Stoll’s 500th NHL game (214th with LA).

* Kopitar had three shots on goal, matching his total from the last three games combined. His goal in the second period was his 21st of the year and gave him seven points vs. Detroit this season (4 goals, 3 assists).

* PennerMania continues – Dustin Penner assisted on Kopitar’s goal and led LA with four shots in the game.  He now has a small three game point streak as a King (1 goal, 2 assists).

* Dustin Brown took the team goal lead back with his 22nd goal of the season at 14:43 of the second period.

* After losing to Dallas on Saturday (in overtime) for the first time all season when ahead after two periods, LA shut things down in the third period tonight to get back on track – they’re now 20-0-1.

* Drew Doughty led all skaters in the game with 26:48 of ice time.

* Jonathan Quick gave up just one goal over the two games in Detroit this season, stopping 79 of 80 shots.

* Has anybody heard from Ryan Smyth lately? Ryan Smyth, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Smyth to the courtesy phone.


Video highlights…

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Interview with Marcel Dionne – talking Kings and Red Wings

Willie Mitchell Says Kings ‘Dominated’ Red Wings in 7-3 Loss

Ryan Smyth and Kevin Westgarth Look Back to Move Forward

On the Road Again – Ranking the NHL Buildings

Dustin Penner Comments on PennerMania

Recent Articles

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending November 18, 2019

At the NHL level, Los Angeles had a better all-around showing this past week, with a 3-0-0 record. On top of Jeff Carter scoring the GWG in his 1,000th game (and his 500th with the Kings), Nikolai Prokhorkin scored his first career goal in North America.

Here at MayorsManor, we continue to look at the next […]

Prokhorkin Opens Up on His Transition to the Kings

Not many prospects have to wait more than seven years between hearing their name called at the NHL Draft and scoring their first goal in the world’s top league. Such is the story of Nikolai Prokhorkin, one of a long and winding road, unlike nearly any other player in recent memory. Following the Kings selecting […]

Want Free Kings Tickets? No Problem.

If you’re interested in a free pair of tickets to an LA Kings home game this season, Mercury Insurance is willing to provide you with an early Christmas present. Between now and December 8th, their “Get a Quote, Get a Pair of Tickets” promotion is truly as simple as it sounds.
Fans who complete an online […]

Major News Items

Kopitar Out, Can Watch His Son Against Arizona

Per recent tradition, it will be the Kings and Coyotes in a pair of split-squad games to open up preseason on Tuesday night. LA captain Anze Kopitar will not suit up, but he will get a chance to watch his son … [Read More...]

More Prospect News