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LAst Night's Action: Kings Hold On to Beat Sens

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LA Kings defeat Ottawa Senators 6-3. It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Kings persevered to beat the Sens. Randy Jones scored the opening goal for the Kings 42 seconds into the game, but the Sens would control most of the game in the first period. But at the end of the period, Wayne Simmonds was tripped on the way to the goal which gave him a penalty shot which he converted for the 2-1 lead. The Kings would go on to take a 3-1 lead early in the second period, but the Senators rallied back to tie the game at 3-3. Scoring chances at the end of the game inflated the score for the Kings, but a win is a win especially when you’re not playing your best.

Dallas Stars defeat Anaheim Ducks 3-1. Saku Koivu gave the Ducks an early 1-0 lead in the game, and the Ducks did a good job of protecting that lead for two periods. Goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere saved 30 shots in the first two periods while the Ducks managed only 18 shots on goal. But the third period was a completely different beast where despite outshooting the Stars 9-7, the Stars scored three goals in that final period. Winger Teemu Selanne who was ill coming into the game played until fracturing a bone in his hand in the second period. After a great win over the Chicago Blackhawks last week, the Ducks are 0-2-1 generating no momentum they desperately need.

#2 Texas Longhorns defeat USC Trojans 69-50.

Notable Notes

  • So with all of Tiger Woods’ mistresses coming out of the woodworks, I was emailed this interesting link. Comedian J Chris Newberg posted his experience on a date with Jaimee Grubbs, one of Woods’ alleged mistresses and contestant of VH1’s Tool Academy, on
    Also Esquire republished Charles P. Pierce’s 1997 profile of Woods that caused Woods to shut off to the media. Pierce also reflects on Woods post accident.

  • For the first time in what seems like an eternity, the Oregon Ducks will be representing the Pac-10 in the Rose Bowl thanks to a 37-33 back-and-forth victory in the Civil War Game against the Oregon State Beavers. They will be facing the Ohio State Buckeyes on New Year’s Day. This is Oregon’s first Rose Bowl berth since 1995 when they lost 38-20 against Penn State. This breaks USC’s streak of being the Pac-10 representative for the Rose Bowl for five of the last six games (Texas got in over Cal in 2005).
  • We talkin’ about cryin’ man.
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Tonight’s Action

Miami Heat at LA Lakers. 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.

Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild. AM 830 KLAA (no tv).