By the 10-minute mark of the third period, it was abundantly clear that the Kings’ second line wasn’t working. Jarret Stoll had one shot on goal. Dustin Penner and Mike Richards had zero. Given that stark reality, Darryl Sutter made a change in the middle of the third period, as he moved Loktionov up with Penner and Richards, and moved Stoll down to center Brad Richardson and Trevor Lewis. The change led to a bit of pressure by the Kings, and a couple shots on goal, but not the type of offense the Kings had hoped.
SUTTER: “I was just trying to find something. Other than Kopi’s line, they were really struggling to find something to feed off. For three or four shifts in the third, it did work. It’s tough when you’re down a goal.’’