Sunday, February 13, 2011
Kings: Hot streak continues with 1-0 victory in Philly
By Dan Arritt
Kings 1, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Eight keys to the game:
THE FACTS: The Kings improved to 7-0-2 in the last nine games with their first regulation victory in Philadelphia in almost 18 years.
THE STAT: The Kings killed all four penalties against the Flyers, including a 20-second 5-on-3 in the second period, and have wiped out 26 of the last 27 man-advantage situations.
TURNING POINT: Seventeen seconds into the second period, Drew Doughty received a centering pass from Anze Kopitar and beat Philadelphia goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for his seventh goal of the season and third on the current stretch of 10 consecutive road games.
HOT:Jonathan Quick followed on the heels of Jonathan Bernier’s stellar effort in goal the day before in a 4-1 victory against the Washington Capitals, stopping 40 shots for his sixth shutout of the season and 14th of his career.
NOT: The Kings lost 16 of 18 face-offs in the opening period and 35 of 58 for the game. The only player for the Kings who won more face-offs than he lost was Michal Handzus, who was six for nine.
GOOD MOVE: Kings rookie Kyle Clifford set the tone 2 minutes 26 seconds into the game when he dropped the gloves and battered Daniel Carcillo, his first scrap since Jan. 24 against visiting Boston. Clifford had been looking for a piece of Carcillo since the Flyers defeated the Kings, 7-4, on Dec. 30.
BAD MOVE: Flyers forward Mike Richards turned the puck over behind the Philadelphia net after a Wayne Simmonds dump in, leading to the game’s only goal.
NOTABLE: The Kings improved to 18-0 when leading after two periods and 4-0-2 on the the current stretch of road games.