The first game of the pre-season kicked off tonight at the arena. Our Boys v. Coyotes.

Kings skated on the ice in the following battle formations.

King (Dwight)-Elkins-Toffoli


Jones was in goal

A smile formed the moment I saw that first line. At the rookie camp, I watched the trio skating together and had a hmmm moment. Some of our readers commented positively on our Facebook account (if you are a member of Facebook, you can find us by searching for “Bobby Scribe”) about that line. One questioned if it was the line of the future.

The goals came from Hickey, Clifford, Weal (love this kid!), and Czarnik during regulation. Kozun got one in the shootout. Clifford also had a fight, one in which he apparently manhandled 6’6″ Tyler Howe. Howe about that!  The Kings had a 3-1 lead going into the third, gave up 2 in the last frame but ultimately won in the shootout on a goal by speedy Brandon Kozun.

Smell that? Smells like victory. Huzzah!