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March 30, 2011 4:55 pm

So far, so good for Lewis

One game does not make a career, or a season, of course, but it’s fair to say that Trevor Lewis did quite well for himself last night in his debut as the Kings’ second-line center. Playing between Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown, Lewis assisted on both of Brown’s goals and had 17 minutes, 7 seconds, of ice time. Lewis also had his regular complement of penalty-kill time, and his only real negative came in the faceoff circle, where he went 1-for-12. (Lewis had a 40-percent success rate on faceoffs before last night’s game.) Terry Murray was, no doubt, relieved and happy to see a strong performance from Lewis, a rookie…

MURRAY: “I think Trevor Lewis is probably sitting in the dressing room saying, `Why didn’t you have me here at the start of the year, coach? What was wrong with you?’ [laughs] He played really well. Lewis had a very good game. It’s an opportunity for him to play in a different look and to be not only a checking, defensive player but to add to his repertoire, and he showed that last night, especially on the first goal. That was an excellent play, finding Brown off the weak-side post, passing the puck right through traffic on the tape. He played an excellent game on the checking part of it. So he did what we would like to see, and hopefully he can just continue to push his game up.”

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