Game 2: Kings at Avs – post-game notes, quotes and highlights

So much for that new look power play talked about here yesterday.  The Kings went 0-6 with the man-advantage in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Amze Kopitar returned to the line-up in Denver, but didn’t register a single shot in the game and uncharacteristically won less than half of the faceoffs he took – finishing the night with a 41% success rate.

Defenseman Drew Doughty talked about coming out hard for the first 10 minutes of the game. The Kings gave him 30 extra, but that still wasn’t enough. Up 1-0 after 40 minutes, they lost for the first time since 2009 when entering the third period leading the game.

Slava Voynov topped all Kings players with five shots on goal.  His also tied for the team lead in hits with three.  Trevor Lewis was right behind him, registering four shots on goal and three hits.

Team shots on goal were fairly even, with the Avs holding a 31-29 edge.  However, Colorado had a significant advantage in blocked shots, posting 24 to LA’s total of just eight. Clearly the Kings were missing Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene in that department. Mitchell led all of his teammates last year with 139 blocked shots and Greene was third with 112.

Now for some video highlights and post-game comments…

Goal by Kyle Clifford:

Saves by Jonathan Quick:

Post-game thoughts from Jarret Stoll:

For post-game thoughts from the Avs’ PA Parenteau, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene, click here.

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

scottboomermayorxm

Hoven on NHL Radio: Lombardi, USA-Canada, World Cup

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, live from Air Canada Centre in Toronto, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics related to the World Cup of Hockey – including: Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty, […]

kings_glowing_logo

Final Preview: Kings New 50th Anniversary Jersey

The wait is almost over.
Hockey season is nearly upon us. You can all breathe now.
After two largely dismal seasons – at least from a playoff perspective – the Kings will be entering the upcoming campaign with more on-ice questions than in nearly a decade. Sure, they have three of perhaps the best 20 players in […]

Sirius XM NHL Network

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Rookies, Jake Muzzin, Ducks Roster, World Cup

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics centering around the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks – including: which rookies should make the jump this season, coach Darryl Sutter, Dustin Brown without the captaincy, Anze Kopitar, […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. LomitaKingsFan says:

    How was the gathering at Redondo Beach Cafe?