Kings-Sharks Game One: High / Low with Jim Fox

Over the last few seasons Jim Fox has stopped by MayorsManor a number of times to share his highs and lows from select games.

Like last year during the Kings round one playoff series with Vancouver, LA’s award winning commentator is back again today for some more post-season analysis.

Here’s what he had to say this morning about the Kings 3-2 overtime loss to the Sharks last night in San Jose…

LOWS

* Just three shots on goal in the first period – it happened a few times in the regular season too, not the way you want to start a playoff series

* Defensive zone coverage on the first goal against – a few things broke down, but the biggest issue was leaving the ‘home plate’ area with the opening right down the middle of the ice

* Repeating one of the themes from game one last season vs. Vancouver – winning the special teams battle, getting as many saves by Jonathan Quick as they did (42) and still losing the game

HIGHS

* Big ‘bounce back’ – the team was able to bounce back after such a slow start, to the point where they controlled portions of the game with a tenacious forecheck

* Winning the special teams battle – the Kings’ penalty kill did it’s job, the team was disciplined by only allowing two power plays against and the power play goal by Dustin Brown was a bonus for a power play that struggled all year

* By far the biggest high, Justin Williams – guts, skill, guts, energy, guts…he was everything the Kings hoped for and more

Thanks Jim.  Keep on rolling – practice today, game two tomorrow night. 

He’ll be back with his high/lows from that game also.  So, be on the look out for it, probably Sunday morning.

Now…if we could just get him to respond to what Kerry Fraser had to say about his hair. Hmmm…

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

Interview with Kerry Fraser – talking Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Fleury…and Foxy’s hair

Without Their Top Player, Kings Down Sharks in Game One

Kings vs Sharks Playoff Series Preview – who will win and why

Drew Doughty on the Sharks – His Memories and Concerns

Jim Fox’s High/Lows from Game Five – 2010 NHL Playoffs

Shop.NHL.com

Recent Articles

New York Islanders icon

TBT: Luc’s First Hat Trick, Kings Memories at Nassau Coliseum

Tonight’s game will mark the Kings final visit to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the stadium where the Islanders have played their home games for the last 43 years.  It’s also a perfect opportunity for the subject of this week’s Throw Back Thursday article. Not only is it a building very reminiscent of the Kings former […]

Richards Mike LA Kings NY Rangers

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Richards, Kings, Ducks Problems

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to touch on all the latest happenings in the Western Conference. Among the highlights were observations on Mike Richards’ return to the NHL, Jarret Stoll’s progress, a surging Anze Kopitar, what might be […]

Amadio

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Plus Playoff Matchups Set

All Canadian major junior leagues have now completed their regular seasons and playoff matchups have been set. Every Kings prospect playing in the OHL and QMJHL qualified for post-season action, with two of them even set to square off in the opening round as Spencer Watson (Kingston) will face Mike Amadio (North Bay). The Kings […]

Major News Items

Kings Top 10 Prospects MayorsManor

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News