The LA Kings played one of their better games of the year defeating the first place Washington Capitals at the Staples Center on November 20th. Alexander Ovechkin was the big draw as reigning NHL MVP along with scoring 65 goals last year (most ever by a left wing in one season. He was held in check this game collecting only one assist but watching him live in action showed me how skilled he was. His speed, agility and talent make him very special. He is pictured below and was all over the ice including deflecting Doughty’s first goal into his own net, getting checked and going down to the ice and committing an interference penalty in the 3rd period.
The Kings had nice games from Patrick O’Sullivan (getting the go ahead goal), Drew Doughty (who opened the scoring and played some great defense), Kyle Quincey (who played great defense and made the play of the game carrying the puck length of the ice to set up Dustin Brown’s goal) and Dustin Brown (who collected one goal and one assist). The Kings moved to .500 with the win and now travel to San Jose to face the Sharks who are off to a great start.
Erik Ersberg (pictured below) has taken over the starting goalie job with his steady play. The final score was 5-2 but the Caps were playing with quite a few injuries missing leading scorer Alexander Semin, defenseman Mike Green and veteran Sergei Fedorov.
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