- May 10, 2012
Game Day Thread
Game #74/82 -- 4/10/22
Los Angeles Kings @ Minnesota Wild
XCel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN
12/11/21 - Wild 1, Kings 2
10/16/21 - Wild 3, Kings 2
**Game Time 2:00pm**
TV:**KCOP Ch 13**
Radio: LA Kings iHeartRadio app
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Todd MacLellan & Viktor Arvidsson (video) 4/7/22 Post Game Quotes
Link to Viktor Arvidsson Video
On the differences between last week?s road trip and this week?s homestand
One goal against. We?re playing hard, we made mistakes and [Edmonton] capitalized on it. Didn?t happen in Winnipeg, didn?t happen in Calgary, so it?s that close, it?s that fine of a line. Tonight, we made a couple of mistakes that they capitalized on. I thought we forced them into the odd mistake too, that we didn?t capitalize on, but it?s a fine line. The group is no different tonight, or against Calgary, than it was on the three Alberta/Manitoba games, it?s that close.
On if he felt the Kings did enough of what they needed to tonight
Not enough, not quite enough. We had some really good performances and we had some average performances. We were just talking in the coaches room, after every game we quickly go through the lineup while there?s still a bit of emotion left in it, and when you describe an individual as ?just okay? that probably cuts it in November, December, but certainly not in April. We were a little bit short tonight with ?just okay? players. They weren?t horrible, but they weren?t quite good enough in certain situations.
On the improvements in passing from the first period to the final 40 minutes
Yeah, absolutely. You can come out and look at the pace that we played with, it wasn?t about legs, it was about puck movement. You start throwing pucks into individual?s skates, even on the first power play, I think we passed the puck behind an individual twice, couple of breakouts where we did that, and we were slow. That triggers the other team?s transition, it gives them confidence and it takes you awhile to get your game back. We weren?t sharp.
On his evaluation of Matt Roy in his first game back
I thought Matt, he was in the Indianapolis 500 in the first period and then it slowed down to a good race that he was a part of. That?s what?s going to happen at this time of the year. I?ve shared with some of you my experience of putting players in late in the year, and we want them all back, but it?s not easy, it?s ramped up. If you haven?t been on the bench, or in that play, it?s hard, you can?t replicate it in practice at this time of the year, it does take them a little while. Lemieux would be the same thing.
On if players coming back led to ?just okay? evaluations
Yeah and I think if we expect them, Matt Roy and Brendan Lemieux, to be the first and second stars tonight, we?re dreaming. We thought that they could give us some good minutes, which they did. They got better as the night went on, but that?s how they?re going to get back into the game. We?ve got Lizotte, Brown, Athanasiou, others that are pushing their way back into the lineup, but it?s going to take them a little bit of time and guess what we don?t have? Time.
Subject To Change
Mikey Anderson (LTIR)
Andreas Athanasiou (IR)
Dustin Brown (IR)
Drew Doughty (IR)
Sean Walker (LTIR)
Wild Probable Lineup
courtesy of dailyfaceoff.com
Former Kings Draft Pick
WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD STANDINGS
Tonight?s Poll Question:
2:00pm start on KCOP Ch13
The Wild are 4th in goals scored in the 1st period, and the Kings are last. The Kings are 5th in 2nd period goals (Wild are 12th), and in the 3rd Kings are 21st and the Wild are 9th.
3 part question:
How many TOTAL goals will be scored in the 1st period by both teams?
How many TOTAL goals will be scored in the 2nd period by both teams?
How many TOTAL goals will be scored in the 3rd period by both teams?
You can take 2 guesses per period - 1 point for each correct guess (so 3 possible points)
Previous Game?s Winners
Congratulations to the following posters who correctly guessed the time of the Game Winning Goal to within +/- 2:00 or less of 4:01 of the 3rd period. Nobody guessed Bouchard for GWG:
2:01-6:01 of the third (1 point):
3:01 - 5:01 of the third (2 points):
3:31 - 4:31 of the third (3 points):
Poll Win Totals
King Of The Mountain
with 51 points:
Reg or Rog?
Chateau Bow Wow
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