All in all an excellent performance save for the last 5 minutes starting with the penalty committed by Fraser and the inability by the Kings to get the puck out of their own end that led to the 2nd goal (thanks to Captain Brown).
Vey should be in against the Ducks. The Ducks defense is woeful and they have some soft centers down the middle after Getzlaf.
I always liked Dave Joseph when he worked for ESPN and did the post game stuff for ESPNLA and ESPN Radio but he is beyond awful as the arena announcer, it's embarrassing, sounds like a WCW or WWE guy from 15 years ago.
Oh well, if that is the most we can gripe about, good win for the Kings. Tomorrow will be tough on a back to back but I got a good feeling.
Seems like someone got in his ear and told him to ham it up like the terrible arena announcer the Ducks used in the past (not sure if they still employ the same guy).
Fraser is such trash. Expected the loss when I saw he was playing but, try as he might, they wound up pulling it out in spite of him.
He shouldn't touch the ice for the Kings ever again. No joke. He is less talented than Vey and, quite honestly, brings nothing to the table that Vey doesn't. I mean, I'm sure Vey can get punched in the face just as much as Fraser can.
I missed this one tonight unfortunately, can anyone elaborate on the Fraser shenanigans towards the end? I gather it was a stupid penalty of some sort? Thanks.
Up 3-0 takes an a slashing penalty in the offensive zone not even sure the puck was around just some contact in front of the net.
What I liked.
Stoll: paid too much for a 3rd/4th line center.... Steal at 2nd line center!!!
Lineup was balanced. At least hitter/big guy (King) per line. At least one person capable of scoring in top 3 lines. Clifford/Frattin even had some chances early on. Throw Vey in there 13/57/21 and 4 lines will have a chance to score.
Carter: robbed by post.
73: 2 goals
28: 1 goal
13/21 chance early on
Every line was involved in the offense
The Kings also tried passes instead of just peppering the goalie. They didn't really connect, keep with it ... it will come.
Clean up the play at the end of games and gtg
Any chance we see this lineup ever again? New line up tomorrow?