Ben Scrivens and L.A. Kings Defense Beat New York 1-0

It wasn’t a clinic on offensive hockey. The forecheck was pretty average. The pressure was as sustained as Jacob’s observation of Jewish traditions. Overall, nobody will look back at this game and take a lot of positives out of our scoring chances although there were one or three. No, this was about the defense, the breakouts, the gap control (which the fucking Rangers also did a fabulous job of in the neutral zone for the first period), keeping pucks away from the middle and the Professor Ben Scrivens putting on a clinic on keeping frozen rubber from getting behind him.

The New York Rangers played a good game.

Fuck the New York Rangers.

Ever since they handed us our ass early in the season, anything that looked or smelled like New York pissed me off.

If we had lost tonight, I may have committed an act or random violence on someone who speaks with that cock smelling accent or even folds their pizza before they eat it.

Back to Scrivens, three shutouts, two in a row, leads the league and making a case as a formidable netminder in place of our touched by the Hockey Gods, Jonathan Quick. He did get a lot of help from a defense that was outstanding and kept the front of the net clear and the pucks to the outside. When I sit through a game and don’t notice anything stupid by Jake Muzzin in the defensive zone, we played a damn good 60 minutes.

Do we miss Matt Greene? Yes, at least I do, but Alec Martinez is once again proving why he has nothing but our love and adoration.

And Tyler Toffoli…I just hope the kid keeps it up. For him to get that game to another level this early in his career will make a strength out of our biggest weakness – scoring from the wing.

For those who joined us on Fandio.com, it was fun. We will give you plenty of head’s up (defined as more than 4 hours) next time we do this.

Scribe’s 3 Stars:

3. Willie Mitchell

2. Tyler Toffoli

1. The Professor



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7 replies

  1. Gutty win by a tired team on the road, getting 7 out of 8 points is huge. What Scrivens is showing isn’t a surprise, he did this last year when Riemer was out. He’s a smart goalie, a good goalie and will mind the mint well until JQ comes back. Not worried aobut Tues and TB, Kings will be glad to be home, the arena will be rocking and the Professor will hold class again.
    Scrivens 3 Shutouts lead the NHL as does his 1.24 Goals against. And Tyler Tofofli with his 8 points in only 7 games is already tied for 12th in NHL scoring with players that have played 20 and 21.
    And TT now has 3 Game Winning goals which leads the team. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching him grow in confidence as the year goes by .And that was nice work by Richards checking on that shift and a sweet pass to TT.
    Just love the fact that TT loves to shoot and knows the areas of the ice to get to. He’s really a special player.

  2. Meant to type that TT is tied for 12th in ROOKIE scoring….

  3. Had company over and wasn’t able to watch a single minute other than highlights.

    Scrivens the kid is for real.

    Carcillos line looked like it was being the all around pest.

    1-0, 4-3 doesn’t make a difference to me. When they have the hope of coming back and the boys deny that it makes the first game equal.

  4. em, just sayin’ the Kings ruined Tampa Bay. Just sayin’… crickets…

  5. Interesting statistics on AMart on LAKI. He is really lockin it up with Greener out. Glad to see Muzzin settle down a little. Other than trying to decapitate St. Louis. He’s good for one bad penalty a game still. Which matters less now that the PK is on track. Sucks cause I’m positive when Greener gets back AMart sits.

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