Coach Murray still wants more from Justin Williams

Even though the Kings lost game one to the Sharks in overtime, one of their forwards still managed to steal some of the headlines.

Justin Williams, returned to the line-up (surprisingly) after being out for just a few weeks with a separated shoulder.

With limited mobility and a tremendous amount of pain, he somehow found a way to be an offensive force for the Kings – first setting up Dustin Brown‘s goal and later scoring one himself to tie the game in the second period.

In his high/low article here, Jim Fox called the performance game one’s biggest high – full of guts, skill and energy.

Williams didn’t register a point in game two. However, the Kings won 4-0, so nobody’s complaining.

However, did coach Terry Murray see anything different in the way Williams approached game two?

Murray – “The offense part of his game, I thought it was really good in game two – as it was in game one. They cycled the puck, did extended shifts deep in the offensive zone, which is his game. He was very confident with the puck. I thought on the other side of the puck there was it was good. There were some things I’d like all of our wingers to be better at – when the pucks come around the board, the dot to board game, in our d-zone especially, and to make some better decisions whenever we get the puck on our stick. But, he showed a lot of good things, again, in the offensive part of it.”

They say ‘coaches are always coaching.’ True.  And they also always want more.

Perhaps Williams can give it to him tonight in game three.

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

Guest today have included Jarret Stoll, Kyle Cliffod, Rob Scuderi, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Brad Richardson, Ryan Smyth and more. Click here to check out the pre-game articles.

.

Recent Articles

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q8 with Matt Luff

Earlier this week we spoke with the LA Kings No. 1 prospect, Gabe Vilardi. Now, Kings of the Podcast returns for an in-depth chat with forward Matt Luff.
In this episode:
– Celebrity wrestling matches
– Tik Tok
– Meatball
– Mike Stothers stories
– Tattoos
– John Stevens departure from the Kings
– Cal Peterson
– Luff’s sleeper pick in LA’s prospect pool
– […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q7 with Gabriel Vilardi

After bringing on several guests from Kings management and NHL roster, we now turn our attention to LA’s top prospect – joining us this time around is Gabe Vilardi.
Our most recent Prospect Rankings are here for your reference:
LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings: The Top Three Players

We should also share some background on one of the […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes – Playoff Predictions and Confidence Rating

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to make predictions on all eight Playoff Qualification series. And for added fun, they put a confidence rating on each prediction.
They look at all eight playoff / play-in matchups:
Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville […]

Major News Items

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Quinton Byfield, OHL Forward

One of Dean Lombardi‚Äôs most impactful picks came in the form of Drew Doughty at second overall. Twelve years later, the Kings would benefit if the lottery provided the same courtesy. According to Tankathon, Los … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

About John Hoven

John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.