The Key Three: Feb. 9

The Kings have had plenty of scoreless periods this season, but in most of them, they’ve at least been competitive and interesting. That’s what made the second period of last night’s game so stark. After a scoreless first period, but one in which the Kings mostly controlled the pace and, arguably, didn’t give the Panthers a single quality scoring chance, the Kings all but went in the tank in the second period. Florida scored twice, on two nice individual efforts, but the Kings offered nothing in return. They recorded only three shots on goal and had more shots blocked (five) than they had reach the net. Dissatisfied with the overall effort, coach Darryl Sutter pulled goalie Jonathan Quick in favor of Jonathan Bernier, and made a series of third-period line-combination changes that would even make Terry Murray’s head spin. It wasn’t enough, as the Kings fell to 1-3-0 on the road trip. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…

The Key Three: Feb. 9

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