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Forums :: Blog World :: Adam Kirshenblatt: Golden Knights Game 3: Time to be more aggresive
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Adam Kirshenblatt
Joined: 10.17.2017

Apr 15 @ 3:33 AM ET
Beatle_john
Vancouver Canucks
Location: The corner of Kirk Maclean's T
Joined: 01.09.2006

Apr 15 @ 7:29 AM ET
They will run out gas if they do that.

They are older, slower but hopefully smarter. That's their only hope.
WJDiedrich
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 15 @ 7:36 AM ET
The Golden Fellows are not running a trap, 4/5 of them just beat the kings of quinoa back up the ice. This is over. Sharks v. Gold will be something.
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Apr 15 @ 9:14 AM ET
The Golden Fellows are not running a trap, 4/5 of them just beat the kings of quinoa back up the ice. This is over. Sharks v. Gold will be something.
- WJDiedrich

I think SJ would beat the Gold. Tough to get past WPG or NSH though.
manvanfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Brandon, MB
Joined: 01.21.2012

Apr 15 @ 9:21 AM ET
Kings if they want to win, they are going to have to just keep the puck away from the knights. Go full on Sedin mode, cycle and wear them down. Get the puck behind the goal line and keep it there.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Apr 15 @ 10:47 AM ET
I have hope simply because it isn't a weekend day game.
arh777
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Joined: 03.27.2012

Apr 15 @ 2:41 PM ET
I have hope simply because it isn't a weekend day game.
- Only_A_Ladd



Muzzin in paired with Doughty, Iafallo in at the top line. 70s line back together. La due out.
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Apr 15 @ 4:41 PM ET
Ladue has the Kings' only goal in the series, hasn't been on the ice for any goals against and leads the defense corps in shots on goal... and Stevens is scratching him. I guess that "but what have you done for me lately" doesn't apply to rookies.
Stu17
Los Angeles Kings
Location: If its Brown flush it down!, CA
Joined: 10.15.2013

Apr 16 @ 11:38 AM ET
posted this on Peng's thread:
It was a world-class move on a rookie. Totally baited him in to the check, got him on the outside, spun to the inside all alone. The difference is Neal finished that tweeners where Carter/Toffoli/enter top 6 forwards here, get their shot saved. Flower is outplaying Quick right now. Even the Karlsson goal, their finishers are finishing and ours are shooting wide or getting stopped.

What needs to be addressed by the Kings, and it might be too late to matter, is the sloppy puck handling in their zone. That tying goal was on Carter for not getting it out at the half-wall. led directly to the pressure and the scrambling and the goal. GET THE (frank)ING PUCK OUT!! Too many lazy clearing attempts. I understand the GK forecheck is relentless, I get it, but we're talking about tested veterans hot potato-ing the puck when it isn't necessary.

When the Kings didn't capitalize on the PP that opened the 3rd (or any other for that matter, but this one specifically) I knew they wouldn't hold on. too many chances to take control of the game squandered. Even with more SOGs, the quality of shots just aren't there. Nobody in the slot for rebounds, and only one goal was not a deflection.

Lastly, it really bothered me that the Kings first goal went down the way that it did with the wave off and checking and all that poop. Really killed the momentous moment that I feel should've been something that should've really picked the boys up. They didn't come together on the ice in celebration because of the confusion, the GHK players didn't have to watch them take it in and skate the bench, it wasn't as deflating as it could've been. We'll see what tomorrow brings, but 3-0 is not feeling real good.
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Apr 16 @ 5:16 PM ET
At least we can now stop hearing how Muzzin is a difference maker and everything would've been different if he were in the first two games. I counted two giveaways, two allowed odd-man rushes, two times getting dangled, a tripping penalty and a good chunk of the responsibility on the game-winning goal (not just on the play, itself, but for being the player who iced the puck to lead to that face-off).

Speaking of face-offs, I bet that no one can guess who the Kings' best face-off guy has been this series. Anze Kopitar has a terrific 57% over 82 draws, but it's not him. It's Nate Thompson, with an astounding 80%. He's won 24 out of 30 draws (which is the 3rd-most taken after Kopitar and Carter). It's too bad that he's pretty useless at everything else or he'd get more ice-time, more draws and be more of an asset. At least he's contributing something on the bottom two lines, though, which can't be said much for anyone else.