Loved it.

This game and last, the LA Kings have looked like a different team. Feet moving on the powerplay, quick tape to tape passes and, with limited exceptions, nothing stood stationary along the half boards. Even when they did not convert, the team had quality scoring chances. Add an already solid defense and a surging number two goaltender in Jonathan Bernier and LA Kings’ fans received a bag of late (or early) treats thanks to Anze Kopitar’s hat trick.

Analysis be damned. That was just fun. The boys looked loose on the bench, talking and laughing. Our first line of Dustin Penner – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams gelled for another game and are starting to look dangerous each time they step on the ice. Even Drew Doughty made your heart drop for a second straight game…I wasn’t worried at all by the way.

Are you excited yet?

The grit? You want to talk about the grit? I don’t…fine…

Kevin Westgarth got into a fight with Jared Boll in the third period. Pretty sure Westy won. That’s great. Unfortunately, he all but neutralized Kyle Clifford for most of the game. Very frustrating. Get Brad Richardson back in there.

Hey boys and girls, we finally got a left wing. So, I ask again…you excited yet? GO KINGS!