Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Ouch.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get your butt kicked. The Kings, who had a line up loaded with likely opening night roster players, easily defeated Anaheim in a 6-0 preseason loss.  Yes.  Preseason.  But it still hurts losing like that to Los Angeles. "They played fairly well, and we played fairly poor," was Dustin Penner's assessment.  "There were a lot of things we could’ve done more efficiently.  Number one is compete. They had too many easy shots, and made it too hard on our goalies to make saves." Apparently the Kings showed up but the Ducks did not.  The Kings were beaten in their first two games of the pre-season and certainly wanted to right their ship after that.  They did.  The Ducks, coming off a 6-2 defeat of Phoenix the night before with a virtually different line-up, were not ready to play.   They should have been. From the start the Ducks were ineffective.  Viktor Fasth made 23 saves in two periods of play.  Promising goaltender, John Gibson, allowed three goals on eight shots in the third period.  Definitely an off night for the young talent of whom much is expected. The 6-0 score could have been worse, too, the Kings were unsuccessful on a penalty shot attempt.  Coach Bruce Boudreau was not particularly pleased at his players efforts. "We had a lot of young guys in the lineup tonight," Boudreau said. "You create bad habits by not working.  We’ve had some guys who haven’t worked very hard in training. They need to get back to the grindstone and start working." The grindstone continues in Colorado as the Ducks play their third game in three nights, with yet another mix of players and prospects.   In other notes: The Ducks have already release the following players from amateur try outs:  Brent Andrews - Center Kyle Becker - Defenseman Austin Carroll – Right Wing Ross Johnston – Left Wing Ryan Horvat – Left Wing Etienne Marcoux - Goaltender Kenton Helgesen was released back to his junior team.    That leaves 53 players still on the roster.    If some of the players keep playing like they did on Tuesday night, making more cuts will be easy.      
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ray Rice reportedly wins appeal

Ohio governor decrees playoff committee honorary Ohioans

Lance Stephenson becoming a problem with the Hornets?

Tony Romo: I promise I'll be better next week

Seahawks could wait to address Russell Wilson's contract

Report: SMU football to hire Clemson offensive coordinator

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dez Bryant: Eagles were ‘kinda cheap’

Hockey goalie rushes into stands to perform CPR on fan

49ers CEO Jed York apologizes for unacceptable performance

Family searching for missing Ohio State football player

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather diss

Why is there a red seat hanging in the Mall of America?

WATCH: Mickey Rourke TKO’d a man half his age in Moscow

What's next for the 49ers?

The most tone-deaf tweet ever?

Five bold predictions for Week 13 in the NFL

Brady Quinn pens 'note' to Jets quarterback Geno Smith

Bills center Eric Wood gained 7.4 pounds at Thanksgiving

Cubs reliever somehow OK after being involved in awful accident

Seahawks players throw shade at 49ers after victory

Five takeaways from NFL's Thanksgiving Day action

Things to be thankful for in the NBA this season

Eric Berry sends out Thanksgiving message

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Dez Bryant: Eagles were ‘kinda cheap’

Ray Rice reportedly wins appeal

What's next for the 49ers?

The most tone-deaf tweet ever?

Is Lance a problem for the Hornets?

5 NFL takeaways from Thanksgiving

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.