The Kings were outshot 38-22. A big reason for that was the 10 power plays the Kings allowed. Both goalies played pretty well given the pressure. By adding a shorthanded goal, the Kings were only outscored 2-1 on the 10 power plays.
Brian Willsie led the team with six shots, scoring once and adding two assists. I’ve heard talk around camp that he’s the most-improved King from last season.
Jack Johnson spent a team-high 33:32 on the ice and looked good, getting an assist. After the game, he talked about the first NHL game he ever attended. He was 14 years old and it was a Kings game with his bantam hockey team. He was able to go into the Kings locker room after the game and Blake gave him his stick. He’s never told Blake this story.