The Key Three: Feb. 18
The Kings had three “Legends Night’’ games this season. On Dec. 10, they honored Bernie Nicholls, who scored 70 goals in one season. They lost 2-1 to Dallas. On Jan. 2, they honored Daryl Evans, who scored arguably the most memorable goal in franchise history. They lost 2-1 to Colorado in a shootout. Last night, they honored Charlie Simmer, “Triple Crown Line’’ member and two-time 56-goal scorer. They lost to Calgary 1-0. Perhaps it’s time to honor some defensemen and reverse the karma? Then again, the problem with the Kings’ offense certainly isn’t pregame ceremonies. The Kings are now averaging 2.03 goals per game, shockingly close to falling under hockey’s version of the Mendoza Line (I know, this isn’t baseball). After another shutout and another 1-0 loss, the Kings are out of a playoff spot with 23 games remaining. Once again, Jonathan Quick lost and had his already minuscule goals-against average drop. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 1-0 loss to the Calgary Flames? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…
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