End of second period

Ducks 4, Kings 1

Similar to the first period, the Kings finally started skating late in the period, but it’s not nearly enough. The Ducks are still faster and stronger to every loose puck and the Kings still look tentative, even in the offensive zone.

The Kings have yet to record a shot on goal on the power play. They’re 0 for 3.

The line changes made for a slight improvement. The line of O’Sullivan, Armstrong and Calder seemed to have the most jump out of the three lines that were shuffled.

Jason LaBarbera is facing much more pressure than Jonathan Bernier faced yesterday, but even so, he’s not holding up as well as the rookie did.

The Kings did manage to stay out of the penalty box, with the exception of Thornton’s fighting major.

The Ducks are outshooting the Kings 19-15 and have won 22 of 38 faceoffs. Corey Perry and Chris Kunitz each have four shots for the Ducks. Cammalleri has four shots for the Kings. The Kings made strides in the hits and giveaways columns but still trail in both.

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  • Army

    Nice summary rich. That was a very telling period for me. Our collective inexperience showed. Part of the process. I’d like to see a gritty 3rd from us.

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