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Last Week Today - January 26

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

THE WEEK:

Prior to the NHL’s 2015 All-Star Weekend in Columbus, Ohio, the Kings capped of their seven-game home stand Monday night against the Calgary Flames, and paid their only regular season visit to San Jose’s SAP Center on Wednesday evening.

VS CALGARY: The Kings heavily outplayed the Flames early in their match up on Monday night, outshooting the Flames 27-9 through the first two periods. Jarret Stoll finally got the Kings on the board with 9:37 remaining in regulation time, but Calgary’s Sean Monahan evened the score less than three minutes later. Dennis Wideman secured the win for the Flames, beating Jonathan Quick with a shot to the top-shelf with 52 seconds remaining in OT. Calgary has now won both of their visits to STAPLES Center this season in overtime. The Kings finished their seven-game home stand with a 1-2-4 record.

AT SAN JOSE: Playing their first game away from STAPLES Center in 20 days, the Kings fell to the Sharks 4-2. In what was the Kings’ only regular season game played at San Jose’s SAP Center this season, they didn’t have much jump to their step as they failed to control much of the pace throughout the night. The Kings got to within one goal when Jeff Carter scored with 23 seconds remaining in regulation, but the Sharks buried an empty-netter to secure a 4-2 win.

ALL-STAR GAME: Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty represented the Kings at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend. Doughty and Kopitar both played for Team Foligno, which was coached by Darryl Sutter and his son Chris. The Kings’ equipment staff provided service to the team as well. Doughty registered one assist in 20:15 minutes of ice time, while Kopitar was kept off the scoresheet in 12:40 minutes of playing time in Team Foligno’s 17-12 loss.

WHO WAS HOT:

The Kings didn’t have much offense brewing for them this week, scoring only a combined three goals in regulation time in their two games played last week. Dustin Brown (1G, 1A) and Anze Kopitar (2A) led the way with two points apiece.

TENDER SPOT:

Jonathan Quick got the call in net for both games against Calgary and San Jose. Quick stopped 42 of the 47 shots he faced but failed to record a win. Quick is now 16-10-12 on the season, posting a .912 SV% and a 2.47 GAA.

GIF OF THE WEEK:

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:

Chris Sutter joined his father on Team Foligno’s bench Sunday evening at Nationwide Arena during the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, and took it upon himself to hand out a few pointers, helping his father lead the roster.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“No, I don’t like that thing, I don’t think anyone does. It’s not good when we come here, it scares me.”

- Drew Doughty, on the Blue Jackets’ goal cannon at Nationwide Arena


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