Good morning, Vancouver, good morning, Insiders, and good morning to the Pepsi Center official scorer who slept through a perfectly good hockey game last night.
There were furrowed eyebrows in the press box when several scoring announcements – followed by changes – were made last night. It was actually almost amusing when we spoke with the players after the game about their phantom points, only to receive confused responses. Finally, this period of waiting and inaccuracy is over. Here is the updated box score, LAKI-style.
1) LAK PPG – Marian Gaborik (20) (Brayden McNabb, Justin Williams), 7:47
2) LAK – Jeff Carter (23) (Jordan Nolan, Trevor Lewis), 11:58
3) COL – Tyson Barrie (11) (Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O’Reilly), 12:53
4) LAK – Kyle Clifford (5) (Justin Williams, Andrej Sekera), 14:15
5) LAK – Kyle Clifford (6) (Anze Kopitar, Brayden McNabb), 15:03
6) COL – Alex Tanguay (18) (Marc-Andre Cliche Dennis Everberg), 8:27
7) LAK – Jake Muzzin (7) (Nick Shore, Justin Williams), 9:56
The changes are as such:
1) The Kings’ first goal credits Justin Williams with a secondary assist, not Dustin Brown with a primary assist. It was ruled that Brown did not tip the puck on the way toward Marian Gaborik.
2) The Kings’ third goal, originally credited to Kyle Clifford before it was awarded to Brayden McNabb later in the period, has now been credited back to Clifford. It was ruled that McNabb never touched the puck, so Clifford received credit while Justin Williams and Andrej Sekera were awarded assists.
What this means:
-Justin Williams tied a career-high with three assists in a game (fourth time; last: Mar. 5, 2013 vs. STL).
-Kyle Clifford tied a career-high with two goals in a game (second time; last: Mar. 16, 2013 vs. SJS).
-Andrej Sekera registered his first point as a King.
-Brayden McNabb no longer set a career-high with three points in a game.
Stats, stats, stats. The Kings will practice at Rogers Arena at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon at Rogers Arena in advance of tomorrow’s key divisional match-up against the second place Canucks. Here are more photos from my walled-in vantage point: