Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 3-0 loss in Los Angeles:
The Wild dropped its third-straight game, a sluggish affair with both teams combining for only 35 shots on goal. Minnesota was done in by a quick Kings start, with LA jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes of the contest.
But the sky is not falling; it’s not time to panic. Even in a lockout-shortened season, every team will go through a tough stretch. After starting the season without a regulation loss, the Chicago Blackhawks fell back to earth. The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost its last two games by a combined score of 10-2 after going the entire month of March without a loss... Read more
The addition of Jason Pominville is a much sexier move than that of blue collar defenseman like Robyn Regehr, at least on paper.
But plain old solid defense, backed up by a great start, equated to a more successful debut for Regehr and the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-0 victory against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Regehr recorded an assist and was a plus-2 with six hits and two blocked shots in his Kings debut, and Justin Williams scored twice to trump anything Pominville did in his Wild debut... Read more