On Thursday, NHL.net’s Dave Pentz and Kevin Woodley will give you a recap of the Kings’ victory over the Kings of the American Hockey League on Thursday night.
Here are the key takeaways from the game:1.
The Kings got some key players back in the lineup.
Jonathan Quick had a solid game against the Kings, and he played a lot of minutes, but his production was less than usual.
After scoring a goal in the third period against the Sharks, Quick went down with an upper-body injury, but he was able to play against the Blackhawks.
He made some plays against the Blues, but the Kings have been lacking scoring depth.
Quick will be missed, but it’s good to see him back.2.
The defense had its way.
The Bruins played their best hockey of the season, and the Kings didn’t give up many chances against them.
It looked like they were just waiting for the Kings to give up the lead.
The team played well and kept the puck out of the offensive zone, which is something the Kings had been doing well this season.3.
Tyler Toffoli is going to need some time.
The 22-year-old defenseman had a rough night against the Stars, scoring a single goal on four shots on goal.
He did have a few chances on the power play, but was outshone by the Stars’ big men.4.
The Stars scored.
The Sharks had their first power play goal of the game, and it came after Jonathan Quick was pulled after a few minutes of play.
The goal was Quick’s second in three games, and now he has seven points in his last eight games.5.
The Predators played a very good game.
Nashville took control in the first period, and they did not let the Kings get on them.
The Preds’ offense had plenty of chances, and Zach Parise scored his first goal of his NHL career.
The Oilers got a couple of chances to tie it up, but they weren’t able to capitalize.6.
Connor McDavid is finally playing like himself.
The first year NHL player is now starting to play like his former self, and is finding his game in all situations.
The game plan of the Predators was to try and make McDavid work to his strengths, and that worked to perfection.7.
There was some drama at the top of the net.
The Penguins, who were one of the worst teams in the NHL at even strength, did not have many chances, but Jonathan Quick made it a point to get on the board with his first shot.
The goalie stopped all five shots that he faced in the second period, but did give up a power play marker to Dallas.8.
The Capitals were the first team to get a shot on goal in a playoff game.
The Ducks came out of a two-minute power play with the Kings trailing by two goals and were able to get two shots on net.
Washington got the tying goal on the goal, but had to settle for a shootout goal.9.
A big comeback for the Bruins.
The Senators scored two goals in the final seconds of the third, and then got the winner on a power-play goal from Ryan Spooner.
Boston went on to win in overtime, 6-3.10.
The Devils were the surprise of the NHL.
The NHL’s top power play unit didn’t get much help from their power play.
They didn’t score, but New Jersey was able of putting together a big game that got the win.11.
More Kings fans were in attendance than ever.
Fans are the reason for NHL.
This was one of those nights, as the Kings were able of getting some late-game goals, including an impressive goal from the third line.
The fans were a big reason for the win, and their support on Twitter was very much appreciated.