Oct 13, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT
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.
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.
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