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Panthers didn’t exactly make Scrivens fight for first Kings’ shutout

Oct 13, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

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Ben Scrivens quietly put up solid numbers in Toronto, so plenty of people* were intrigued by what he could pull off in spot starts for the Los Angeles Kings. He passed his first start with flying colors, getting a 3-0 shutout against the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

His first class session had a study hall-level degree of difficulty, though, as he only faced 20 shots from an impotent Panthers squad.

Los Angeles really cruised to this win today, out-shooting Florida in the first two periods and tying them 6-6 in the final frame.

Both Jordan Nolan and Dan Carcillo collected a goal and an assist apiece while Justin Williams found the net to throw a little more name recognition to the scoring mix.

As poor as the Panthers looked, it’s great for the Kings to see their undrafted 27-year-old backup play well in his first start after grabbing him while begrudgingly getting rid of much-hyped netminder Jonathan Bernier.

* – OK, maybe nerds.

  1. canucks30 - Oct 13, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Nothing says hockey like Florida vs Los Angeles

    • blomfeld - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      Yeah ? … and nothing says ‘Florida on my mind’ like Luongo’s bone-headed play last night !

      ps: you’ll note friends how we Kings ‘never’ object to others joining in on our ‘glorious’ conversations … for only yesterday, this Canucks30 creature was trying to have me and several others refrain from commenting on that Luongo article … can you believe that crap? … anyway, this is why the difference between our two fan bases is as wide as the Grand Canyon ! … we Kings represent a truly ‘democratic and egalitarian’ movement, while Canuck Nation is essentially nothing more than some two bit ‘insecure’ police state … and that’s a shame 😦

    • ron05342 - Oct 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      True, but how many more Cups does Vancouver have than Los Angeles?


      Never mind.

  2. steelers88 - Oct 13, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I can’t believe we lost to the Panthers on Friday. As for Los Angeles they have a strong fan base but for Florida they need to be relocated to Seattle.

    • blomfeld - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Friend, you should seriously consider dumping your team and ‘signing on’ with us Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings ! It always ‘good times’ when you’re a King’s fan and it’s really ‘cool’ when every other team in the league is afraid of you ! :)

      GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. pxland - Oct 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Blomfield is going to need to create a new “best goalie” list.

    • blomfeld - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      It’s interesting friend that you should say that, as I just got off the phone with a colleague of mine who works for the Goteborg Posten newspaper in Sweden and this is apparently what they’re going to run with for tomorrow’s early morning edition …

      *** NHL’s Bästa Goaltenders ! ***

      1) Jonathan Quick
      2) Jonathan Bernier
      3) Benjamin Scrivens
      4) Cory Schneider
      5) Sergei Bobrovsky

      28) Henrik Lundqvist
      29) Alexander Ovechkin
      30) Roberto Luongo

  4. blomfeld - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM


    Even though beating the Panthers is like taking candy from a child, we Kings must not forget that that this was our ‘first’ regulation win of the year ? … and we’re already six games in ? Hopefully though and God willing, this was a sign that we’re finally under way ! :)

    ps: not sure if any others notice it, but I’d say there’s an undeniable ‘menacing’ tone to this article ? … one perhaps that exudes with sarcasm and flippancy ? …

    – to throw a little more ‘name’ recognition to the scoring mix ?

    – much ‘hyped’ netminder Jonathan Bernier ?

    – maybe nerds ?

    Since coming here to PHT in January of last year, I’ve always recognized O’Brien and crew for being not only excellent journalists, but ‘solid’ supporters of the LA Kings as well … therefore the ‘tone’ of this article is now leaving me perplexed and somewhat confused ? 😦

  5. steelers88 - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    I know what that feels like when the team your playing is scared of you. I love that feeling. I love my Penguins and it’s really fun to root on a team that is really good year after year it must be the same way for you. Best of luck this year and hopefully it will be a Pens VS kings Stanley Cup Final. LET’S GO PENS!

    • blomfeld - Oct 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Steelers88 – the bottom line friend is that regardless of whatever people say, everyone knows in their heart that Crosby & the Penguins are ‘the’ ones they want to beat ! … that and ‘that’ alone pretty much sums it up … therefore may it be that come next June, it will be ‘you’ Penguins facing us Kings up there on the high ground ! :)

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