Gagne, Richards, and Carter were absolutely useless. Brown was hustling, Doughty played pretty well (despite the unlucky bounce off his skate), but boy, are we missing Kopitar and Mitchell. Quick had some unlucky bounces but he didn't really get a chance to get into a groove.
Yeah, Dewey looks awesome out there. Voynov looks a bit slow, and Greene is gonna need to make adjustments to his game if those damn refs are actually gonna keep calling those interference calls. Gagne looks lost, but he'll get better with a few more games. He'll have his moments. Nolan/Cliffy/Lewis/Brownie/Penner had good games too.
God forbidd they cut Kings game ever like that again.
Btw is there a new rule regarding interference?
Yes or a new interpretation of it anyways. The league is going to try and cut down on the amount of time allowed to make contact with a player after he releases the puck. The refs are gonna struggle for awhile.
Tuff loss. Banner hung awesome.
Banner hanging, distracting and I thought cheesy. Lift the banner smaller ceremony (maybe a little different?) and then go kick butt.
We will be fine once we are 100% healthy.
Lots of players waiting for the other guy to make a big play . That will go away pretty quickly.
Would have been a nice win but on to the next one.
One other note... Willie Mitchell is critical to this team's success, and if he's out for 2 months, the Kings will be scraping for playoff spot #8. They need Mitchell back in a hurry. More critical than Kopitar.