Our old buddy Trent popped 2 goals for the Kings tonight, helping the Kings win 4-2 over the Hawks.
I'm glad to see a great guy like Trent enjoying success else where. He's proving to be a good signing by the Kings so far.
CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Trent Klatt scored twice in a 43-second span of the second period as the Los Angeles Kings finished their season-opening road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Klatt scored his first two goals for his new team, giving Los Angeles a 3-0 lead 9:16 into the second. He beat Jocelyn Thibault from the low slot for his first goal, then got behind the goaltender and pushed a loose puck over the goal line.
Defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky and Jaroslav Modry also scored for the Kings, who completed a 2-1-0 trip. It could have been perfect if not for a late collapse in Detroit on Wednesday.
Roman Cechmanek posted his first win with Los Angeles, making 31 saves.
Mark Bell and Kyle Calder scored power-play goals for the Blackhawks, who have been outscored 9-3 in three games this season (1-2-0).
Thats the strange thing about Klatt, last year he did great for us for the first part of the season, and scored a bunch of goals, then dropped off for the rest of the season.
Not so strange when you consider his abrasive style of play. He wears out by the end of the year, which is one of his problems (and it will become more apparent as the years go on). The best situation for him would be to sit out a game every now and again to rest up. With LA's injury woes that aint going to happen though.
That being said, he's still a solid player and I wish him nothing but the best (unless he's playing us of course).
Once (if) Deadmarsh and Allison return to the lineup and Frolov starts to play a little better Klatt will see less time and in addition (not as a result) will wear down as the season progresses. I see 15-20 goals for him on the year. If I had to guess one I'd say 16 goals.