Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Morning After Round-Up: Kings 4, Preds 3

The Los Angeles Kings were picked to be one of the best teams in the Western Conference in the preseason and little has changed to make us think differently about their chances at this point.

Going in to last night's contest with the Predators, the Kings were on a five game losing streak (0-3-2) and their high powered offense had not scored more than two goals in that time. Drew Doughty and Dustin Penner had not scored a goal all season.

Pred-killer Jonathan Bernier (4-1-0, 1.80, .940) had won neither of his two prior starts this year. Pekka Rinne needed a night off on Tuesday against the Kings, or tonight against Anaheim.

Basically, you had the setting where the Predators hoped to sneak in to town and grab a win before the mighty Kings came out of their slumber. Unfortunately, it didn't happen.

Doughty scored his first goal of the year and Penner had his first two point game as a King. Bernier played well enough to win and Lindback showed the rust of not starting since the preseason.

The worst thing to come out of the evening may be an "upper body" injury to David Legwand that will keep him out of tonight's game in Anaheim, and maybe longer.

Our friend, the Mayor in LA, has the postgame locker room round-up of quotes from the Preds.

Here is our game story from last night with the view from the couch. Make the jump for the full morning round-up and videos...

Main Stream Media...

Josh Cooper: (The Tennessean) Game story - Notes - Postgame Ponderings
David Boclair (The City Paper)
Bryan Mullen (

Digital Media...

Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Games Story - The Morning Skate
Amanda DiPaolo (Inside Smashville)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Jeremy Gover (Section 303)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)

The Other Side of the Story...

LA Times
Mayors Manor
Kings Insider
Jewels from the Crown
The Royal Half
L A Kings News

Injury Highlight (Lowlight?)

Dirk Hoag posted a short clip of Dustin Browns solid hit on David Legwand that sent him to the dressing room prematurely.

Highlights come from

More Later...

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