A couple things from tonight’s game:
Kevin Dallman took a hit on his third shift of the game and didn’t return. The wire story didn’t mention it, so I’ll assume it was just precautionary but since I’m not with the team I can’t say for certain. Also, Alyn McCauley took three shifts in the first period, had one, 12-second shift in the second period and called it a night.
It’s always interesting, in one-goal games, to look at the shift chart and see who saw the ice late in the game. Lubomir Visnovsky played a whopping 10 minutes, 19 seconds in the third period. Leading the Kings in ice time among forwards in the third period were Anze Kopitar (7:30) and Alexander Frolov (7:10). On the other end of the scale, Konstantin Pushkarev didn’t leave the bench in the final 12 minutes.
Derek Armstrong, usually one of the Kings’ most responsible players, got saddled with a minus-3 rating. Ouch.