Kings Bust Caps, 5-2
Los Angeles Kings fans were a bit apprehensive about seeing their team face superstar Alex Ovechkin and his red-hot Washington Capitals on Thursday night. On one hand, it was a rare chance to see the Capitals, who haven't visited L.A. since Dec. 14, 2005. On the other, the Kings were on a two-game slide and the Caps were riding a streak of six wins in seven games, including a thrashing of the Ducks on the previous evening.
As with most hockey games, as soon as you expect one outcome, you get the polar opposite. The Kings played one of their best overall games of the season. The reunited line of Brown-Kopitar-O'Sullivan scored a goal apiece on their way to a 5-2 clobbering of the Caps.
On Saturday, the Kings introduce their new alternative jersey at exactly 7:34 PM as they face the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center.