POINTS – 4
STANDINGS – 4th, Pacific Division; 11th, Western Conference
After three full days rest, the Kings traveled to San Jose to play their first road game of the season. Jhonas Enroth made his Kings debut, starting in net, stopping 29 of the 40 shots he faced. Jeff Carter recorded four points (2G, 2A), Milan Lucic scored his first goal in a Kings uniform, and Tyler Toffoli buried his fourth goal of the season.
Butttt...the celebrations aren't quite in mid-season form yet.
Jonathan Quick returned to the Kings’ net, and was perfect, pitching a 40-save shutout in the Kings’ win. For Quick it was his third straight win, and his 10th career regular season game facing 40 shots or more; he has never lost in regulation in those situations (8-0-2).
The Kings began a two-game road trip to end the week, inching out a win over the Oilers. Jeff Carter’s first period goal helped the Kings overcome an early deficit, and Tanner Pearson scored his first goal of the season, the eventual game-winner, with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. Jonathan Quick robbed Connor McDavid with a controversial glove save to secure the win for the Kings with three seconds left on the clock.
After the week…
RECORD – 5-3-0
POINTS – 10
STANDINGS – 1st, Pacific Division; 7th, Western Conference
Tyler Toffoli pulled an absolutely mind-blowing move on his buddy Martin Jones on Thursday night, giving the Kings a 1-0 lead on the Sharks. Toffoli, on a two-on-one sequence, slowed down the play, snuck around Jones, and tucked the puck in behind San Jose’s goaltender. Wow.
Tanner Pearson, situated in front of Edmonton’s net during a power play late in Sunday’s game with the score tied, corralled a loose puck and buried it past Cam Talbot, scoring his first goal of the season and giving the Kings a 3-2 lead with just over three minutes to play.
During the final seconds of Sunday’s game, Jonathan Quick reached out and robbed rookie Connor McDavid of a golden scoring opportunity. With controversy surrounding Quick’s save, the refs called the officials in Toronto for verification. Quick’s save stood, and the Kings hung on to win 3-2.
Listen to Bob Miller call Marcel Dionne’s first hat-trick with the Kings on October 28, 1975.
BLACK AND WHITE 2. EQUIPMENT
The second installment of ‘Black and White’ was release on Tuesday, taking us through the day in the life of the Kings’ Equipment Staff’s 17-hour game day routine.
MEAN TWEETS – EP. 1:
Inspired by the Late Show with Jimmy Kimmel, a group of our players read off Mean Tweets!
NAME THAT EMOJI – EP. 2
In the second round of our ‘Name That Emoji’ feature, players have to guess random TV shows, movies, and songs spelled out with emoji caricatures.
WE ARE ALL KINGS - JEFF