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The Los Angeles Kings traveled to the east coast for a 4 game road trip and did very well coming away with 3 wins and a shootout loss. The Kings didn’t play the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but played good hockey and finished it off with a victory of the Rangers. The Kings were able to string together 3 wins in a row after dropping the first game of the road trip to the Buffalo Sabres. Defense and great goaltending were the keys in those 3 victories. LA gave up only 2 goals in their last 3 wins and recorded shutouts in the last 2. The Kings are now a season high 8 games over .500 and are keeping pace in the tough Western Conference. LA did many things well on this road trip.
Ben Scrivens (Photo credit: usatoday.com)
Los Angeles beat the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers on this road trip. Goaltending was the number 1 factor in all of the Kings victories and it was all achieved without superstar goalie Jonathan Quick. Quick suffered a groin strain in the first game of the road trip against the Sabres and is expected to be out for 3 to 6 weeks. Things honestly did not look promising for the Kings after the loss against the Sabres, but backup Ben Scrivens stepped up in a huge away and led the Kings to 3 straight wins. Scrivens had only started one other game this season and that was a shutout win over the Florida Panthers. Scrivens was a bit rusty against the Islanders allowing 2 goals in one period, but then clamped down and shutout the Devils and the Rangers. Without Scrivens masterful play the Kings would have surely lost the final 2 games of this road trip.
The other thing the Kings can take away from this road trip is that they are finally starting to gel and coming away with tough grind it out victories. The defense was masterful and the Kings had timely goals throughout this road trip. LA has been able to sustain the loss of Jeff Carter by getting contributions from everyone on the team. Carter is expected to be out another 3 weeks with his previously reported foot injury. The Kings are one of the biggest teams in the league and have showed it by pushing around opponents and forcing countless errors by the other teams. LA now sits in 4th in the Pacific Division and only 3 points behind division leader and crosstown rivals the Anaheim Ducks. Los Angeles comes back home for a 3 game home stand against the Lightning, the Devils and the Colorado Avalanche.
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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens has the next four to six weeks to raise his NHL profile.Scrivens saw only sporadic action for the Kings since arriving in the Jonathan Bernier deal. He arrived with modest credentials, having won just 11 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs while shuttling between the AHL and NHL. But with Jonathan Quick shelved by a significant groin muscle...
Ben Scrivens made 37 saves in his second consecutive shutout, and Tyler Toffoli's second-period goal held up as the winner as the Los Angeles Kings completed a successful Eastern road trip with a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Dominic Moore thought he tied it with 2:41 remaining, but the goal was disallowed because he kicked it in with his right skate...
Ben Scrivens hasn't given up a goal in more than 2-1/2 games, and the person least impressed with his performance is the backup goalie himself.
Scrivens stopped all 37 New York Rangers shots and posted his second consecutive shutout in place of injured regular Jonathan Quick as the Los Angeles Kings completed a successful Eastern road trip with a 1-0 victory Sunday night.
When Stanley Cup winning goaltender Jonathan Quick suffered a Grade 2 groin injury last week there was cause for concern. The Los Angeles Kings’ playoff hopes quickly became questionable – without the number one guy between the pipes; L.A. would…Read more →The post Los Angeles Kings: Ben Scrivens is saving the day for L.A. appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
New York defenseman Anton Stralman knocked in the lone goal of the game Sunday night to help the Los Angeles Kings to a 1-0 win over the Rangers.
It was Stralman’s first goal this season, but it came on the wrong net. Kings forward Tyler Toffoli whipped a turnaround shot toward the net early in the second period and then let the Hockey Gods take care of the rest, as the puck deflected...
Anze Kopitar and Matt Frattin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Scrivens extended his unlikely winning streak with 19 saves in the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have earned a point in seven consecutive games. Captain Dustin Brown and Dwight King also scored in...
This trip started in upstate New York, a cold goalie coming off the bench in overtime because of an injury to the starter and then staring down the barrel of a shootout.
Fast-forward a few days and Ben Scrivens, the man who came in from the cold when Jonathan Quick was injured in Buffalo, became the hottest goalie in the NHL, winning three starts in four nights, including consecutive...
After the thriller in Montreal the Blueshirts hosted the Los Angeles Kings at the Garden. Coming off the shutout win in Montreal the tables turned and the Blueshirts got shutout at home. Ben Scrivens, the backup goalie of the Kings received his second consecutive shutout. In a game controlled by the Kings early on by […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anze Kopitar and Matt Frattin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Scrivens extended his unlikely winning streak with 19 saves in the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have earned a point in seven consecutive games. Captain Dustin Brown and Dwight...
The Los Angeles Kings are riding a hot replacement goalie in Ben Scrivens, who has two straight shutouts.
Scrivens is expected to make his home debut for the Kings on Tuesday night when they try to avenge last month's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jonathan Quick is sidelined indefinitely for Los Angeles (14-6-1), with Scrivens going 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average...
When the streak finally ended, when Valtteri Filppula of the Tampa Bay Lightning slammed the puck into the back of the net for a power-play goal late in the second period Tuesday night, Ben Scrivens and the Kings shrugged and went back to work.
There was no sense wondering what might have been.
Besides, the Kings’ goaltender and his teammates were well on their way to a comprehensive...
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens, Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 17.
FIRST STAR – BEN SCRIVENS, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS
Scrivens went 3-0-1 with a 0.66 goals-against average, .977 save percentage and two shutouts to help the Kings improve to 14-6-1...
NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2013) – Los Angeles Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens, Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 17. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"