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 tw...