Los Angeles Hockey: Andrei Ponikarovsky

Kings: Crawford lays into Stars after loss

October, 28, 2010
10/28/10
11:42
PM PT
Dallas coach Marc Crawford, who suffered through two losing seasons in Los Angeles from 2006 to '08, laid into his team Thursday night after the Kings beat the Stars, 5-2, at American Airlines Arena.

Here's the full rant on ESPNDallas.com but in a nutshell, he wasn't happy that the line of Brenden Morrow, Mike Ribeiro and Jamie Benn extended its shift longer than warranted in the second period, in an effort to build one more offensive attack.

Instead, they turned the puck over on a lazy pass, setting up a goal by Alexei Ponikarovsky that broke a 1-1 tie. Nine seconds later, the Kings scored again at that was essentially the game.

"You don't try to over-extend a shift you're 60 seconds into to try to get another offensive opportunity," he said. "You give the other team life. That's how you get beat."

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress has been called out by members of the media for calling out quarterback Brett Favre following a loss to the Packers on Sunday night.

You wonder if Crawford also went too far.

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