Sports are full of “go figure’’ moments and games. Consider the past two days for the Kings. They went into Nashville, worked hard, put 31 shots on goal and came away with only a late consolation goal and a loss. Then, last night, in the first minute, Slava Voynov essentially lobbed a shot toward the net and it hit Justin Williams and wobbled into the net. From there, the Kings were off and running.
The Minnesota Wild looked exactly like what they were, a team that had just gone through a trade-deadline shakeup and had some major turnover on the blue line. The Wild’s defensemen looked unsettled in the first period, and the Kings took advantage. The Kings went to the net, had a scoring attitude and finished. They took a four-goal and, unlike in Phoenix, they held it. Given credit to Jonathan Bernier for that. Bernier looked calm and confident early, and was forced to make only a handful of strong saves, but he made them. Even the Kings’ power play, which didn’t score, looked very strong and easily could have put in two more goals. Minnesota is looking very wobbly right now, but the Kings got the job done in a tough back-to-back situation. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice as well…
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