New pairings earn good reviews

As noted earlier, the Kings intend to stay with the same lineup as last night, and that includes the new-look defensive pairings of Jack Johnson with Drew Doughty, Willie Mitchell with Slava Voynov and Rob Scuderi with Matt Greene. This morning, Terry Murray gave his thoughts on how the pairs played last night…

MURRAY: “The D pairs played fine. There was a lot of play in the third period that required 3-on-3 hockey, some good reads, strong on those big bodies that they show on their top line. We handled it pretty well. Overall, I thought Voynov played very well, fit in with Mitchell. Mitchell had a good game. Same with Jack and Doughty. It’s the same time we’ve had them together in 5-on-5 for a while, and they seemed to be excited about it.’’

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