Heading into Game 3, the Los Angeles Kings must not be feeling very confident, and with good reason. Still, there are positives:
1. Every game (expect that rescheduled one between the Blue Jackets and Stars) begins 0-0.
2. They fought back from a 2-0 deficit last year against a strong St. Louis Blues team.
3. The Minnesota Wild showed that a change of scenery can be a nice way to turn things around.
Stretching things a bit? Maybe, but a simple win would get them right back into this first-round series with the San Jose Sharks, who lead the series 2-0 as of this writing. The game airs on NBCSN and can be streamed via the link below.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.