Davis Drewiske was the odd-man out after the Kings acquired veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres for two second-round draft picks Monday. So, the Kings traded Drewiske to the Montreal Canadiens for a fifth-round pick Tuesday. Drewiske played only 20 games this season for the Kings, scoring four points (one goal, three assists). Regehr is expected to join the Kings on Wednesday. The Kings concluded a five-game trip Tuesday against the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.
The NHL’s trade deadline also is Wednesday.
Willie Mitchell picked a good time to score his second goal of the season.
His long slapshot, off a perfect drop pass from Justin Williams, found its way through a screen at 6:45 of the third period and broke a 2-2 tie at Honda Center. The split crowd of 17,174 voiced its mixed emotions, and the Kings clinched their sixth win in the final game of a 10-game road trip.
Anze Kopitar scored his second goal in his last 16 games, Ryan Smyth scored his 20th goal of the season, and the Kings get to come home (even though they’ve been at home the last three days) to play Minnesota tomorrow night.
Here’s the game story and here are a few details I left out: