The Kings gave their fans their moneys worth last night. After falling behind 2-0 to the New York Islanders, the Kings scored three unanswered goals in the third period for the come from behind win. The boys from Manchester proved vital recording five points on the night, including Tanner Pearson’s first goal of his career. The Kings have a quick turn around and will face the New Jersey Devils tonight.
Around the league the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 5-1 and have improved to 7-0 against Western Conference teams. The Kings might have a chance to break that streak when the two teams face off next week. In a late night acquisition, Kris Versteeg is headed back to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks grabbed him from the Florida Panthers for forward Jimmy Olsen and Defenseman Dylan Olsen.
– Comments from Pearson on his first NHL goal. (Mayors Manor)
– Jeff Carter isn’t nearing a return. (LA Kings Insider)
– Nazem Kadri will be suspended for three games. (TSN)
– Kevin Poulin had a flop that rivaled soccer players last night. (Youtube)
Last Night’s Scores
Blue Jackets 2, Bruins 3
Kings 3, Islanders 2
Ducks 1, Lightning 5
Coyotes 4, Blackhaws 5 (SO)
Avalanche 3, Blues 7
Stars 7, Flames 3
Sharks 2 (OT), Canucks 1
Highlight Of The Night
Here is what many hopes to be the first of many goals for Pearson during his time with the Kings.