The Key Three: Feb. 25
How would the Kings respond to the trade for Jeff Carter, and to the reports that captain Dustin Brown might be on the trading block? Pretty darn well, actually. From the opening minutes, the Kings looked sharp and motivated. In one of his first shifts. Carter nearly took goalie Corey Crawford’s head off with a shot, and Carter seemed to have instant chemistry with Mike Richards, who looked to have some extra pep. The Kings failed to score on a handful of early chances, but didn’t get frustrated, and eventually the goals came by the handful. Brown, less than 48 hours before the trade deadline, might not need to worry about selling his house. Brown recorded the first hat trick for a Kings player this season, on a night when almost everything went right for the Kings. They scored two power-play goals and a shorthanded goal, and got a return-to-form effort from Jonathan Quick, who stopped 19 shots. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…
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