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    Default ***LA Kings @ Colorado Avalanche GDT 12/31/18 5:00pm***



    Official Game Day Thread
    Game #40/82 -- 12/31/18








    Los Angeles Kings @ Colorado Avalanche

    Pepsi Center | Denver, CO

    Indoor Fireworks Show foliowing the game


    Previous Meeting:

    11/21/18 — Coyotes 7, Kings 3

    GAME TIME **5:00PM**




    TV:**Fox Sports West**

    Radio: LA Kings iHeartRadio app



    Please remember, DO NOT post links to Live Game Streams in the GDT or anywhere else on LGK



    Desjardins, Kopitar, Kempe 12/29 Postgame Quotes

    Read more quotes and articles at Jon Rosen's Blog here


    Willie Desjardins, on the team’s effort:
    
I thought we started a little sluggish – well, I thought the start wasn’t bad. I thought as the game went on we were a little sluggish in the second, but I thought we had a good third period. Right after Christmas, sometimes you get a little bit – they played well in the second. They took some parts of the game away on us, but I thought we came back in the third with a good effort.
    Desjardins, on whether the game is a “setback,” given the narrow margin for error:
    Any loss sets you back, for sure, but you’ve just got to move past it. It doesn’t matter – you always have to learn from what happened, but then you’ve got to move past and you’ve got to be ready for the next one. We just have to make sure we’re ready. We’ve got tough games. All these games are hard games. Like, that’s a good team. We’ve got to move on, and we’ve got to be ready for the next one.
    Desjardins, on the importance of the upcoming trip to avoid falling into a losing streak:
    It is, but it’s a battle. You have to be ready every night. Maybe we have a better second period – we just didn’t play well enough in the second. It wasn’t that I didn’t think the effort wasn’t there, we made plays that we shouldn’t have made. And then you go in the next games, and Colorado’s a tough place to win in, and so is Vegas. Our work’s cut out for us. We’re going to have to go hard.

    Anze Kopitar, on what Vegas did well that made it difficult to score:
    I think one of the areas they’re good at was forechecking. They didn’t give up much obviously coming their way. I thought the first two periods we didn’t play our best, but they played pretty well and kept playing, more often than not, in our own zone and that’s certainly not a recipe for success.
    Kopitar, on Sean Walker and Jake Muzzin leading the team in shots with five apiece:
    It’s great. I think our D-core is playing well right now.I think Sean, for being a rookie, is playing really well. He’s getting more comfortable with each and every game, but at the same time we’re going to need him to obviously step up and play like that for the rest of the year.
    Kopitar, on if today’s game is one that the team will shrug off:
    
Yeah, I don’t think you just shrug it off. We’re certainly going to look at some stuff, what we did wrong, what we did good, but yeah, the big thing now is we can’t let this one turn into two, three, and four, you know? Go onto Colorado and win a hockey game and obviously take it back with Vegas again. These are going to be two really big games and tomorrow again, we’ll get back to work and get ready for those two.
    Kopitar, on whether these types of losses have more impact because of the start to the season:
    Well, I mean it certainly resonates, but at the same time you have to have a short-term memory in this one. So, you know, we go 4-1, 4-1, 4-1, I’ll take that and then we’ll see where that takes us.

    Adrian Kempe, on playing on the wing instead of at center:
    
You get more comfortable after a couple games. It’s just a little different than playing center. I guess I get a little bit more pucks when I play center, and it’s just the position I prefer to play. But I try to do my best on the wing and have got to improve it.





    Subject To Change


    FORWARDS






    Kings Injuries:

    Jonny Brodzinski (IR)
    Carl Hagelin (IR)
    Trevor Lewis (IR)
    Alec Martinez (IR)

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    Avalanche Probable Lineup
    (courtesy of www2.dailyfaceoff.com)

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    Today's Poll Question:

    In which PERIOD will the GAME WINNING GOAL be scored? (1, 2, 3, OT, or SO)

    Take your best guesses in your post below.

    The only prize is the glory of seeing your name in the next GDT if you get it right.


    Previous Poll Winners:

    Congratulations to everyone who correctly guessed that McNabb and Leipsic would stay off the scoreboard in the previous game:

    beedee, KHenry14, jammer06, pray4mojo, Sevenhole, Krussadams, vindogla, VegasHockey, CUP4LA, ChilledAgua, Dr Tran, AngelEyes, Rogie-Vachon, TooCool, LeftyKing, Chateau Bow Wow, Butch 19 (1st win!), Stormy2213, beady eye, Cokingsfan, CIrvine, Hkyfmly, Srm1105, dannybuoy1, Rusty, hornman, waynet


    Poll Win Totals

    King Of The Mountain with 18 points.

    srm1105

    17 points

    AngelEyes
    jammer06
    LeftyKing

    15 points

    Rusty
    Stormy2213

    14 points

    beedee
    Craig22929
    hokiecat

    13 points

    DRGinLBC
    Liz4LA

    12 points

    Chateau Bow Wow
    empire
    forum gold
    John a90
    notbob
    pray4mojo
    Sevenhole

    11 points

    beady eye
    CIrvine
    CUP4LA
    KHenry14
    MaxwellSmart
    rozzy
    TooCool
    VegasHockey

    10 points

    Moog
    NotherCastle
    Rogie-Vachon
    wayne

    9 points

    hornman
    Puckmastert

    8 points

    ChilledAgua
    Krussadams
    LAKingSteve
    Nyssa42
    Rawley19

    7 points

    05/29/93
    dannybuoy1

    6 points

    chaingunsofdoom
    FAN4LIFE
    GALLY
    Hkyfmly

    5 points

    Cross Traffic
    Helvetica

    4 points

    cokingsfan
    deathb4dux
    Hockey53
    Ice24
    vindogla

    3 points

    darby
    Histiking
    RoS
    SirJW
    Troyvsc
    Zombitar


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    Thanks Not Melf for the GDT!!!!


    Third period, Not !!!!
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    The Crapalanche will always suck.

    That is all.

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    Thank you Susan. Happy New Year's Eve to ya and thanks for the final GDT of the year.

    That Fantenberg frozen moment picture is scary. Seems like he can get injured based on that angle of his skates huh?

    For the GDT Question... I'll say the GWG comes in the 1st period.

    Thanks again. Have a safe New Years everyone!
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    Thank you Nyssa!
    Happy New Years Eve LGK
    Put me down for the 2nd period.

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    Thanks to Nyssa and Jammer for a year's worth of these entertaining threads!

    HAPPY NEW YEARS DAY! Be safe out there.

    I'll go with a 3rd Period GWG.





    GKG, or LFH, whatever...
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    2nd period.

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    I'll go with the 2nd period.

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    Happy New Years all!

    I'll guess the 2nd period.

    Thanks Nyssa!

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    Thank you, Nyssa and jammer, for a 2018 full of lattes nights and hard work to bring us the best damn GDTs in the league! Happy New Year!

    I'll go with 3rd period
    "And then scoring three goals on the power play to really shove it up their butts was really awesome." -Drew Doughty, January 2nd, 2018 @ EDM post-game quote.

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