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WHO! DOES! SIMON GAGNE! HAVE! MORE! POINTS! THAN!?!
Since suffering an "upper body injury" on December 26th, 2011, Kings forward and Top 6 off-season acquisition Simon Gagne hasn't played one game. In fact, he's missed 18. And while Simon Gagne being out with an injury shouldn't have been a shock to most hockey fans, the LA Kings' offense has missed his scoring potential greatly... forcing Mike Richards to skate with Jarret Stoll as his winger for most of the season. The only impact Simon Gagne has now on the LA Kings is the salary cap mobility he provides if the Kings decide they should need to acquire an scoring forward at the Trade Deadline that can... you know... actually score. Since going down with his injury, Simon Gagne has vowed to grow a beard until he's ready to skate again... and this photo of Gagne surfaced early this week.
So, nearly 8 weeks after Simon Gagne suffered his concussion upper-body injury... where does he rank on the LA Kings stat sheet?
That's right... Simon Gagne is 7th overall in scoring for the Los Angeles Kings.
Everyone together... WHO! DOES! SIMON GAGNE! HAVE! MORE! POINTS! THAN!?!
But let's be reasonable... Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi and Colin Fraser aren't supposed to have more points than Simon Gagne in any universe. So let's re-focus that list:
Personally... I think Jarret Stoll has been playing with some sort of hand injury all season that could be related to the arthritis he suffered two seasons ago. If you watch him during the game he hardly attempts any shots, it's strictly pass or dump first. Tell me, when is the last time you saw Jarret Stoll wind up and take a slap shot? And we all know what Dustin Penner's excuse has been this season. Instead of hoping that Simon Gagne provides cap relief so Dean Lombardi can grossly overpay for Tuomo Ruutu, maybe we should be hoping that Gagne makes it back in time for the end of the season so he can provide some offense. Which quite honestly... is just as much a pipe dream as Marco Sturm playing in tonight's game.
Man, I wish I really made these towels.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings are nearly unbeatable when scoring at least three goals. Too bad for them it's happened only 16 times this season.
Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner had second-period goals to lead Los Angeles past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings, who are 15-0-1 when scoring three goals or more. Jonathan...
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Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner had second-period goals to lead the Kings past the Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Kyle Clifford, Dustin Penner and Anze Kopitar score as the Kings improve to 15-0-1 on the season when finishing with three or more goals.TAMPA, Fla. — The Kings are nearly unbeatable when scoring at least three goals. Too bad for them it has happened only 16 times this season.
Like most teams in the National Hockey League, the Panthers are more comfortable playing with the lead and have been very successful in games in which they have scored first.
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Pierre LeBrun of ESPN answers some email rants, Hi Pierre, my rant is with the Kings. How in the world are they not scoring more goals? One goal in the last two games, can’t anyone score in LA? And when in the world is Simon Gagne coming back? Dustin Penner’s four goals, relativeley speaking, on this team would probably equate to 12 goals on any other halfway decent scoring team...
Mathieu Perreault scored with 13 seconds elapsed, Alex Ovechkin had two goals and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 Tuesday night to take over first place in the Southeast Division.