Kings Streak into All-Star Break
This game against the division rivals San Jose Sharks was really important to the Kings. For one, they had just started to come out of their awful January having won their last two games. Also a win in regulation would allow them to vault over the Sharks in the standings. However most importantly they wanted to keep the momentum going for the last game before the All Star Break and their subsequent 10-game road trip which will keep them away from STAPLES Center most of February.
And in a playoff type atmosphere, the King came back to win the game in a shootout 3-2.
“That was a good game,” head coach Terry Murray said. “It was hard. It was heavy. There was good checking. There was some big hits. There was some scoring. It was a fun game. And big goaltending at both ends.”
Hell even STAPLES Center organist Dieter upped his game busting out with “Rock Lobster” and “Personal Jesus” early in the second period.