Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/13
Even though Kings goalie Ben Scrivens was surrounded by the media in the hallway after recording a shutout teammate Willie Mitchell managed to penetrate the scrum with a pertinent observation. "The Professor" the defenseman said slyly adding Scrivens had given a lesson in perfection. Again. Scrivens has a habit of doing this against Florida. Two of his three shutouts in the NHL have come against the Panthers. On Sunday he stopped 20 shots in the Kings' 3-0 victory over Florida at BB&T Center in his first start of the season. That was not the only highlight for the Kings who have won three straight games. Kings right wing Justin Williams hit an important milestone securing his 500th point when he finished a dazzling give-and-go with linemate Anze Kopitar to make it 2-0 at 14:55 in the second period. Left wing Daniel Carcillo scored the first goal of the game — his first as a King — and later assisted on Jordan Nolan's third-period goal at 12:28. "I was fortunate not to give up any bad rebounds and the ones I did the guys were there to clear them away" Scrivens said. The showing by Scrivens was important on multiple levels. There was some concern about the backup goalie position after the Kings traded the talented Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Scrivens Matt Frattin and a future draft choice. On top of that the Kings brought in Mathieu Garon on a tryout. But Scrivens won the job and Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought he got better as camp went along. He got in a few minutes of relief of Jonathan Quick in the loss at Winnipeg and looked solid and Sutter said he would play on this trip noting his experience against the Eastern teams.
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