The Kings rookies defeated their Ducks counterparts 3-2 on Monday in El Segundo, taking a hard-hitting victory in the second of two games over their rivals. Here’s what stood out most of all in a well-played and very well-attended game:
Third, the teams attracted an overflow crowd to the Toyota Sports Center despite a $5 fee, limited seating and parking and a 6 p.m. start. Coupled with an official attendance of 7,512 for Saturday’s game at the Honda Center, it means interest is very, very high in Southern California. It was great to hear chants of “Let’s go, Kings,” and “Let’s go, Ducks” from Monday’s crowd of perhaps as many as 2,000. It’s a great sign for hockey here if fans are showing their passion for their teams even before training camps open for real Thursday.