- May 10, 2012
Game Day Thread
Game #75/82 -- 4/12/22
Los Angeles Kings @ Chicago Blackhawks
United Center | Chicago, IL
03/24/22 - Blackhawks 4, Kings 3 (SO)
**Game Time 5:30pm**
TV:**KCOP Ch 13**
Radio: LA Kings iHeartRadio app
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Todd MacLellan & Phillip Danault (video) 4/7/22 Post Game Quotes
Link to Phillip Danault Video
On the areas of the game that the Kings try to focus on when things start to snowball
[Structure and leadership], but our identity, we’ve talked a lot about that over the last month and a half, ever since we ran into this injury rash. Our identity and our structure are supposed to take care of us, but it’s not right now. We’re supposed to be a team that checks well and defends, we didn’t do that tonight, to a man.
On reinforcing calmness to players who haven’t played in a game like that before
Young and old, it’s not just the kids. They are obviously experiencing something like that for the first time, the older players have been around, but you go back to simplicity, basics, preventing outnumbered rushes, being good around your net, winning faceoffs. All of those areas we gave up a goal tonight. You score a power-play goal, you score a shorthanded goal, you get a 3-0 lead on the road, there’s no reason why you’re not in it at the end of the night and we weren’t. Really disappointing.
On the goals conceded and their impact on the game
We shoot the first one in our own net, but we can recover from that. We had a real good early penalty kill, didn’t want to be shorthanded a minute into the game, but it worked out for us, we got the shortie. The penalty kill was going well and we shot it in our own net. It’s the second one that really hurt. Miscommunication, net front, two D on the same player and not widening out and a hell of a shot. I thought the turnover on the third [goal], I think Toby turned it over, that’s the one that really hurt, because we can settle things down, we just had a break and that third one hurt. Fourth one off the faceoff, again coverages, forwards going out to the point and it was Toby again that needed to step up and he didn’t get it done. Those hurt and we didn’t recover from it.
On Blake Lizotte’s return tonight
I thought, out of all the guys we brought back into the lineup, it’s three now, Edler came back in and wound up going back out, but of the three that were in the lineup, I thought he probably did the best job of coming back in, but he’s had the shortest term of [injured] time. He’s a pretty trusting player, we protected him a little on the penalty kill early in the game, I think he had 10, 11 minutes. I thought he’s done a real good job, seems to be getting better as time goes on as well.
On the shorthanded goal, both tonight and over the last stretch of games
Well, they should be big, as I mentioned earlier, you score a shortie to start with and you get one on the power play five seconds in, probably not a lot of games that teams are losing in the National Hockey League when that happens. But, when you don’t check well, you don’t breakout well, when you’re not good around your net, when your details erode, a team like Minnesota and some of the other upper-echelon teams can punish you and they did that.
On if he is hopeful to have Alex Edler back against Chicago on Tuesday
We’re sure hoping so. We’ve got eight games left. We’ll do anything to get anybody healthy, it’s as simple as that. I can keep answering these injury questions, when will guys be back, when you see them on the ice, that’s when they’re going to be back. I can’t rush it by answering questions, the trainers can’t rush it, it’s just mother nature dictates the healing process. When they’re ready, they’re ready, but when they’re ready physically, they’re not always ready to play, but we’re running out of time.
Subject To Change
Mikey Anderson (LTIR)
Andreas Athanasiou (IR)
Drew Doughty (IR)
Sean Walker (LTIR)
Blackhawks Probable Lineup
courtesy of dailyfaceoff.com
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WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD STANDINGS
Tonight’s Poll Question:
5:30pm start on KCOP Ch13
Part 1 - who is going to score the first goal for the Kings?
Part 2 - who is going to score the first goal for the Blackhawks?
You can take 4 guesses per team. 1 point for each correct answer.
Previous Game’s Winners
Congratulations to the following posters for correctly guessing both teams would tally 3 goals in the 2nd period and 1 goal in the 3rd period in the previous game. Nobody guessed 5 goals total in the first: (* = 2 point winner)
Second Period 3 goals (1 point):
Chateau Bow Wow
1 goal in the third (1 point):
Poll Win Totals
King Of The Mountain
with 51 points:
Reg or Rog?
Chateau Bow Wow
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