In a word, Penner was `better' - LA Kings Insider

In fairness, given that he was a target for criticism after Game 1, Dustin Penner had a better Game 2. In fact, that’s exactly the word used by Terry Murray. Three times, in fact. Penner had two shots on goal and still hasn’t recorded a point in 14 consecutive games, but he appeared to be more involved at both ends. Penner’s challenge, as it has been since he joined the Kings, will be to string together a couple good games in a row. Here’s what Murray said about Penner’s Game 2…

MURRAY: “Better. Better. Better work every shift. He’s the one guy who can battle that big No. 3 [Douglas Murray] one-on-one, which he did. That’s the kind of effort that needs to be there every game. He was skating very well. He had the puck on his stick. We still need to see some results, obviously, because he’s that kind of a player who is capable of doing it, and he can make a difference in a game. But I liked the attitude that he brought.”