Few scoring chances.
Even less passes that connected.
Too little, both early and late.
I sure am glad Terry Murray benched Andrei Loktionov and shuffled the lines again. I am certain Lokti’s passing ability, penchant for getting open and skill set wouldn’t have come in handy. Maybe Murray expected a “heavier” perimeter game, one with a lot of checking, fighting, and good old-fashioned 70′s hockey. Who knows. Who the hell cares. While our coach didn’t do our offense any favors, our boys didn’t show up tonight and Drew Doughty all but had an abortion on the ice. Anze Kopitar did his best impression of a third line center for most of the night. If I took a shot for every open shot he didn’t take, Surly would be writing this post game.
These games happen. You learn from it. You move on. You hope the old man behind the bench doesn’t find new old ways to screw with the team’s chemistry…actually, you probably assume he does and work hard to overcome it.
Don’t let this loss get you down LA Kings‘ fans. The Anaheim Ducks are next. Let’s focus our rage where it matters – through their hearts. GO KINGS!