GDT ***LA Kings @ Colorado Avalanche GDT 1/26/24 6:00pm on BSW***

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Game Day Thread
Game #46/82 --- 01/26/24
6:00pm Pacific on BSW



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LA Kings @ Colorado Avalanche
Ball Arena | Denver, CO

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Previous Meetings

12/03/23 -- Avalanche 1, Kings 4
10/11/23 -- Avalanche 5, Kings 2

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**Game Time 6:00pm**

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Check Out More Articles & Video on LA Kings Insider Here
Drew Doughty (video), Adrian Kempe & Todd McLellan 1/24/24 Post-Game Quotes:



Anze Kopitar
On what he is seeing from the team right now that’s led to this run of losses

What I’m seeing is we’re not playing as a team right now. We’re worried about scoring goals too much and not buying into the stuff that made us successful first 30, 35 games of the year and it’s frustrating. So, we’re going to have to correct it and we’re going to have to correct it in a hurry.
On seeing things spiral over the past month of games
Yeah, it’s I mean, it’s a slippery slope. It’s one, two games, three and then the confidence is not there anymore and it’s four or five and here we are right now, talking about all of this. Like I said we’ve got to correct it in a hurry.
On if he feels tonight’s loss is rock bottom
Let’s hope so. Obviously not very good. There’s a few OT losses but those are pity points, but they still count, so we’ll take those, but yeah, we’ve got to correct stuff and get back on the right track in a hurry before it’s too late.
On Doughty backing the coaching staff and placing the onus on the players
It comes down to this room. They give us a plan, they give us the structure, they give us the motivation or the kick in the butt, it is what it is, but it’s about the guys that have to bring it out on the ice and make things happen.

Todd McLellan
On the players taking the blame and his takeaways from tonight

I think they’re being noble, the two of them shouldn’t take the blame, that’s on the guy wearing the suit behind the bench and that’s on the 20 others that put the equipment on, it’s not just 11 and 8 because they wear letters. That [performace] is unacceptable. We’re up 3-1, we’re maybe not playing our best, but the stupidity that went into that loss is beyond explainable. I could come up here and tell you that hey, in the past we’ve been close, maybe we didn’t get some luck around the net, but I haven’t, until now, been able to come in and say ‘boy we played really dumb.’ And that’s what we did.
On his thoughts on his own job security after this stretch of games
I’m responsible for this. When you look at the team that played the first 25, 30 games, if you will, it doesn’t look like the team that’s playing right now and I’m responsible for it. Our staff is doing what we can, or what we believe we can, to get them to turn it around. We’re trying different things at different times, but I’m going to keep pushing away, I’m going to try and push buttons, poke people, praise people, look at how we do things. Our numbers, our underlying numbers, say we’re more the first half team than the second half team, but the win column doesn’t say that and that’s all that matters.
On what else he and the staff can do to turn things around
Well, there’s only so many things, there’s only so many pokes and prods that one can pull out of his hat and we pulled a lot of them out already. So, at some point, it has to hit home and if it doesn’t hit home, we’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing and that’s insanity. So, it’s not what we want to be. It’s not who we are. But, right now, it’s who we’ve become and that’s concerning.
On if he feels he needs to lean more into the veterans or the younger players right now
Well, I think it’s a combination of both. Danault’s line was really playing well and carrying us, it was kind of put on the shelf, we don’t have to take care of those three, they’re getting it done. Kopi’s line got it going tonight, they looked the way they should look, but then we lost Danault’s line, they’re minus four and they should have been minus three, but Grunny turned it over and got off, they sucked on that minus for no reason, but every night it’s a different group. It’s a D pinching at the wrong time, it might be a save, so we’re all over the map. I see positive signs from some of the youth right now. I think Quinton Byfield is a consistent, steady, honest player, night after night after night. Put him on the ice and count on him. I think Laf is evolving and developing but there’s some in between guys that really have to get going.


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Subject to Change
Lineups Courtesy of DailyFaceoff.com


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AVALANCHE PROBABLE LINEUP


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Former Kings

Jack Johnson
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Kurtis MacDermid
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GOALIE COMPARISON
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Kings
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PACIFIC DIVISION STANDINGS
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*VBookie BETTING THREAD HERE*

**Today’s Poll Question**


Part 1 - Which player is going to score the SECOND Goal of the game?
You can take 8 total guesses, 6 max per team

(4&4, 3&5, 6&2 or you can choose "there will only be 1 goal scored in the game" as one of your guesses)
SHOOTOUT GOALS WILL NOT COUNT

Part 2 - How many total goals will be scored in the 2nd period?
ONE guess only for Part 2


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 GAME’S WINNERS

Congratulations to the many following posters who correctly guessed Tuch for the game winning goal
and/or that it would be scored in the third period:

Both (2 Points):

Rog or Reg?
AngelEyes
VegasHockey
randdog
DRice
KernCoKingFan
Cross Traffic
puckoff
SaltyPuck
Nyssa42
sonnyboy11
notbob
HiFi
Dr. Tran

GWG Tuch (1 point):
Rogie-Vachon
jammer06
symbology
forum gold
dannybuoy1
Chateau Bow Wow
mugs
Shackleford
hornman
Liz4LA
Dexter

GWG third (1 point):
beady eye
Drum4pigs
pray4mojo
VCRW
JETS GARAGE
SirJW
Jerram
rinkrat
Bill Hicks


Kings of the Mountain with 30 points - Angel Eyes

29 points = forum gold, notbob

28 points = Nyssa42

27 points = hornman, VegasHockey

26 points = mugs

25 points = Jerram, Rusty

24 points = Cross Traffic, KernCoKingsFan, Randdog

23 points = Dr Tran, SirJW

22 points = beady eye, Chateau Bow Wow, Guinevere, katydid213, puckoff

21 points = jammer06, VCRW

20 points = clif, Kurisu, , Shackleford

19 points = empire, Rogie-Vachon

18 points = DRGinLBC

17 points = Byron, CIrvine, dannybuoy1, DRice, JayWells24, pray4mojo

16 points = Liz4LA, TooCool, waynet

15 points = KHenry14, Madness20721, Rinkrat, Rog or Reg?

14 points = Bill Hicks, hihocarp

13 points = Salty Puck

12 points =

11 points = Madness20721, sonnyboy11

10 points = Drums4Pigs, Sevenhole

9 points = symbology

8 points = cokingsfan, Ice24

7 points = JETS GARAGE, rfischer

6 points = Busted Chops

5 points = Dexter, fake_it_make_it

4 points = beedee

3 points = HiFi

2 points = Ragbone

1 point = JC6388LAKings, PuckMaster, STONE


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photos courtesy of LA Kings X
 
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Moore
Fiala
Kempe
Kopitar

Rantanen
Makar
MacKinnon
Nichushkin*

3 goals in 2nd

Thanks Susan!

On paper this game does not look good, but I've been watching this team play for over five decades, and it wouldn't surprise me if we come out and play hard and win.

*edit*
with Nichushkin in the PAP, I'll replace him with Colton

Thanks!
 
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Moore
Fiala
Kempe
Danault

Byfield
Grunstrom

MacKinnon
Rantanen

Nichushkin


2
goals in 2nd

EDIT at 6:04 p.m. Just heard that Byfield is out sick.
 
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Thanks for the GDT thread! Lets hope we can pull together some decent hockey in this one and get back to our old form. I'm going to be surprised if we seed Tonka in this one...
  • Part I
    • Kings: Moore, Kopi, Doughty, PLD, Q, Danault
    • Aves: Rantanen, Johnson
  • Part II
    • 2 goals
Edited because I forgot that former kings seem to ALWAYS get their cookies against us
 
Thank you Nyssa!!!

Moore
Fiala
Byfield
Kempe
Dubois
Rantanen
Makar
MacKinnon

2 Goals in the 2nd.
 
Kempe
Moore
Dubois
Byfield
Mackinnon
Rantanan
Makar
Colton

3 goals
 
Kempe
Fiala
Byfield
Mackinnon
Drouin
Rantanan
Makar
Colton

3 total goals in the 2nd period.
 
Mackinnon
Colton
OConnor
Makar
Kopi
Byfield
Grundstrom
Danault

2 in the second
 
Thank you Nyssa!

2nd goal
Nobody
Mackinnon
Rantenen
Makar
Kempe
Kopi
Johnson
Byfield

3 in the second
 
Thank you, Susan et al!

Part 1: Danault, Moore, Fiala, Kempe, Byfield, Makar, MacKinnon, Rantanen

Part 2: 3

GKG!!! Wonder which Kings team shows up tonight… have a feeling this game will turn in a rout. But don’t know which team will get blasted.
 
Thanks Nyssa and Jammer! Only highlight of this slump is hanging out with LGKers!

Byfield
Kempe
Kopitar
Dubois
Doughty
Moore
Makar
MacKinnon
2 goals

Go Kings Go!!
 
Anderson-Dolan
Moore
Fiala
Kempe
Byfield
Rantanen
MacKinnon
Nichushkin

1 goal
 
Moore
Kopitar
Fiala
Doughty
MacKinnon
Makar
Cogliano
Drouin

3 goals in 2nd
 
Kopitar
Kempe
Moore
Byfield
Fiala
Dubois
Makarov
McKinnon.

No goals
2goals.
 
Appreciate the GDT!!

Kempe, Fiala, Moore, Danault

MacKinnon, Rantanen, Toews, Makar

3 goals
 
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MacKinnon
Rantanen
O'Connor
Makar
Johansen
Drouin
Kopitar
Kempe

3 goals in 2nd
 
Kempe
Moore
Dubois
Byfield
Mackinnon
Rantanan
Makar
Fiala

3 goals

We lose 49-2
 
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