At the buzzer, I clenched my fist and stood proud of our L.A. Kings.

Ten seconds later, JT and I walked out of section 316 and talked about the team’s 5th consecutive victory.

Thirty seconds later, we shook hands and departed Staples Center.

One minute later, I forgot about this 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks and refocused on the task at hand. The St. Louis Blues.

The L.A. Kings are playing like a team with that focus. The victories are building blocks of confidence that stack upon each other and provide forward momentum and that momentum has catapulted us into 8th place and still within the one point striking distance behind the Dallas Stars for the Pacific Division lead.

Balanced scoring.

Chemistry along four lines.

Consistent effort for 60 minutes.

Suffocate.

Score.

Scribe’s Three Stars:

3. Willie Mitchell

2. Mike Richards

1. Anze Kopitar

Honorable mentions to Slava Voynov, Alec Martinez & Justin Williams.

Go Kings!