The Key Three: March 16

Matt Greene had two assists last night, and perhaps the Kings had a bit of the luck o’ the Irish. Not only did they beat Anaheim in regulation, but Chicago beat Dallas in regulation and Edmonton beat Calgary in regulation. Could it possibly be? Three games that broke the Kings’ way, all in one night? The ghosts of Jobing.com Arena were circling outside Honda Center last night. Just as they did on Feb. 21 in Phoenix, the Kings took a 3-0 first-period lead and slowly saw it get chipped away. The Ducks scored goals early in the second and third periods, and were buzzing in the third period — including a late power play — but the Kings managed to hold firm. No doubt, they had to expend more energy than they had hoped, given that they have to play again tonight against Nashville, but the most important thing was getting the two points, by any means necessary. The Kings lost the special-teams battle but managed to win the game and finished the season series against the Ducks with a 5-1-0 record. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…

The Key Three: March 16

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