VIDEO: Stoll never shoots, Devils def Kings 2-1 in shootout

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was the definition of ‘money’ in the shootout last year, scoring on nine of 10 chances. Tonight, he sat on the bench and watched as the Kings were defeated 2-1 by the Devils in New Jersey.

With the game tied 1-1 after overtime, LA coach Terry Murray opted to go with Simon Gagne, Anze Kopitar and Stoll in the shootout.

Neither of the first two Kings scored, while Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise both converted – sending most of the crowd home happy.

– Gagne scored the lone goal for the Kings at 1:47 of the first period, his first with his new club.

– Goalie Jonathan Quick was the first start of the night (stopping 36 of 37 shots), Patrick Elias was second (1 goal on 7 shots) and Gagne was third.

– Dustin Brown led all Kings with five shots on goal. Rob Scuderi had four shots.

– Drew Doughty played 27:02, more than any other King. However, Kovalchuk topped all skaters in the game with 29:37 of total ice time.

– Ethan Moreau continued to be a physical force for the Kings, leading the team with four hits. Yet, for the second game in a row, Brown was not credited with any hits.

– The Kings again struggled in the faceoff circles, only winning 48% of the draws vs. the Devils (22 of 48). Kopitar won four of the 16 draws he took (25%).

Video highlights are after the jump.

Pre-game article #1: What to look for during Kings v Devils

Pre-game article #2:  Willie Mitchell talks about his past in New Jersey and possible future in LA

Pre-game article #3:  Barry Melrose gives Kopitar the ‘Mullet of the Week’ award

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

Recent Articles

Sirius XM NHL Network

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Kings, Sharks, Stars, and Blues

John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where they took a lap around the Western Conference to check on a few teams. “The Mayor” reviewed which five Kings prospects have a shot at making the team at forward and also discussed Derek Forbort’s […]

King Dwight Kings NHL hockey

LA Kings 2015-16 Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Review

Twitter isn’t for everybody, we know. And not everybody gets a chance to listen to the various radio spots we post here on MayorsManor. Thus, as a friendly service, let’s look at the Kings projected roster for next season – since that seems to be one of the most popular questions we’ve received as of […]

Shore Nick Manchester Monarchs AHL

Nick Shore and Jordan Weal Get New Contracts with Kings

Fresh on the heels of a new two-year deal with forward Andy Andreoff on Wednesday, the LA Kings have reached agreements with two of their other Restricted Free Agents, as we reported on twitter earlier today:

#LAKings contract news: Nick Shore’s new deal is for 2 years. YR1 is a two-way (he doesn’t need waivers to […]

Major News Items

Forbort AHL Burger King

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

Comments

  1. Anonymous says: