LA Kings shutout by Western Division Leader Dallas Stars at Crytpo.com Arena-January 2023
The LA Kings took on the visiting Dallas Stars in the crypto.com arena in a matchup of a potential playoff series. Dallas is leading the Western Conference with 59 points coming into the game and has up-and-coming young superstar Jason Robertson from Arcadia, California. He’s second league in scoring behind Connor McDavid and is very fast & dynamic. They also have veterans Tyler Seguin, Jaime Benn and Joe Pavelski. Seguin was a detriment to the Kings in the game scoring early on a shot that should’ve been saved by Phoenix Copley and then wristed a goal in off a lucky bounce to make it 2-0. The Stars scored a 3rd goal with bad defense by the Kings to make it 3-0 after the first period so LA had their work cut out for them.
Robertson made a slick move in the second period to make a 4-0 as the Stars were domination. They looked bigger, faster and more skilled. This is a team to be reckoned with as they are solid with young talent and veterans including Ryan Suter on defense.
Dallas goalie Scott Wedgewood completed the shutout stopping all 34 shots as it was a scoreless 3rd period so the final ended 4-0. LA didn’t play well and now head out on the road for a 7 game trip. “He’s played well for us lately,” Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan said of Copley, who lost for the third time in 15 games (12-3-0). “It wasn’t his best night, maybe his poorest that he’s had with us. We wanted to get him more time, but it was a real good time for ‘Quickie’ to go in.”
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