Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/23/13
The Los Angeles Kings lost a tough one at home this past Thursday night to the New Jersey Devils, 2 to 1 in overtime. The Kings were riding high from a 4 game winning streak. LA had just thrashed the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday 5 to 2. The Kings have been playing better as of late even without stars Jeff Carter and Jonathan Quick. Unfortunately, the Kings offense could not get more than 1 goal past Devils goaltender Cory Schneider. Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens suffered his first loss of the season. Anze Kopitar (Photo credit: ctpost.com) Los Angeles deserved more in this game as they thoroughly dominated the Devils in the first 2 periods out shooting them 27 to 5. LA just could not take advantage of countless chances they had to score on Schneider. It is going to be tough for any team in the NHL to win when they are only able to score one goal. The Kings offensive firepower is not the same without Jeff Carter, as it is now very difficult for this Kings team to score more than 2 goals a game. That 5 goal outburst against the Lightning was an aberration. In order for this Kings team to win games they will have to grind them out and this Devils team was up to the challenge. The Devils did not play great, heck not even good hockey, but they did enough to pull out an overtime victory over the Kings. Los Angeles played well throughout this game and must keep this play up if they want to continue to climb up in the standings. The goals will come if they continue to outshoot their opponents. The Kings currently sit in 3rd in the Pacific Division with 32 points and are only 3 points behind division leaders the Anaheim Ducks. A few players to keep an eye on in the next game are Justin Williams, Tyler Toffoli and Ben Scrivens. Williams recorded his team leading 9th goal of the season against the Devils and will continue to try to pick the scoring load. Tyler Toffoli has been magnificent since his call up from the minors just a few weeks ago, recording 4 goals and 4 assists. The last player and most important one is Ben Scrivens, he has been remarkable this season. Scrivens took over for the injured Jonathan Quick just a few games ago and has been on the top of his game winning 4 out of the past 5 games. The Kings continue to improve as the season goes on and will look to close out this mini home stand with a victory tonight over the Colorado Avalanche.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke
PLAYERS: Jeff Carter
TEAMS: Los Angeles Kings
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Romo has no ligament damage, to resume training soon

Eagles rookie to join Kaepernick in protesting national anthem

Michael Phelps to be honored with unique Wheaties box

Woman suing Brewers after being struck by foul ball

Report: ‘Strong chance’ J.J. Watt will play in Week 1

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Broncos name Trevor Siemian their Week 1 starter

Report: Jets fielding calls for Geno Smith

Report: Bryan Stork fails physical, rights revert to Pats

Eric Berry signs franchise tender, returns to Chiefs

Brandon Jennings takes swipe at Reggie Miller's career

Report: Kaepernick facing ‘uphill battle’ to make roster

WATCH: John Randle on the first time he talked trash in the NFL

The hottest hitters in MLB heading into September sprint

Who has the most to prove at the US Open?

A sports history of not standing up for the national anthem

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

Six NFL quarterbacks the Cowboys must consider

Dwight Howard trying new way to improve free throw shooting

Eight players who have stepped up in NFL preseason so far

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

Kings 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.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: John Randle on the first time he talked trash in the NFL

The hottest hitters in MLB heading into September sprint

Who has the most to prove at the US Open?

A sports history of not standing up for the national anthem

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker