Sunday, October 16, 2005

Kings 3: Blue Jackets 1

I was watching this on the split screen, with the Angels on one side and the Kings on the other. Man, this widescreen technology rocks. Anyway, seemed like a pretty good game by the defense, and LaBarbera is taking some strides toward making himself the number one goaltender.

Armstrong got a gift goal as the Kings finally scored on a 2 man adavantage when he was able to bank one off the defenseman and into the net. They added the second one a nice little two man play from Avery to Frolov, who picked the pass out of his skate, then drove it through Mark Denis' five hole. Cammalleri finished the scoring for the Kings when he rifled one from just inside the left circle past Denis low to his stick side. Two points on the night for Cammy, who needs to get going if he wants to see his name on the lineup sheet.

4-1 on the homestand, which is a nice turnaround from the opening season loss. Their 4-2 record, and 8 points, has them tied with Dallas for the lead in the Pacific Division (Dallas with a game in hand), as they take to the road for two games before returning home for three more. These next five games take on added importance because they'll spend most of November on the road, including two trips to Chicago. A couple with Detroit in that stretch, as well as matchups with Dallas in Vacouver. They need to take advantage of the soft spots in the schedule if they want to make the playoffs.


Anonymous said...

I like LaBarbera, but I'm not completely sold on him yet. Garon's drawn most of the top/elite teams, while LaBarbera's gotten some softies. Now if LaBarbera shuts down or limits a Colorado, Detroit or Dallas, I'll be more inclined to give him the edge, as will AM, probably.

Joe said...

I missed the game tonight. Thanks for the write-up!

Was JR non-existent again tonight?

Seitz said...

I didn't notice him much, so I guess so, but I had the sound on the baseball game most of the night.