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No shutout for Scrivens, but Kings win again

Nov 20, 2013, 1:43 AM EDT

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Ben Scrivens couldn’t keep his shutout streak going on Tuesday, but the Los Angeles Kings settled for a 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. You have to take the good with the bad, eh?

Scrivens stopped 19 out of 21 shots for his (and the Kings’) fourth win in a row. Los Angeles has also won six of its last seven contests. With 31 standings points, they make the bloated top of the outstanding Western Conference that much more congested.

Speaking of the West, a run through the superior conference hasn’t been too kind to the Stamkos-less Bolts. They’ve been outscored 11-5 so far in two losses and face two tough teams back-to-back (at San Jose on Thursday, at Anaheim Friday) to close out a grisly road trip. At this point, they’re probably just hoping they don’t fall outside of the East’s elite by the end of this jaunt.

All negativity aside, the Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson spotlights how steady the Lightning have been this season:

  1. killabri - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    Full credit to the Kings, they bodied up, made the extra effort and had the skill to make the Bolts pay. I thought the Bolts would come out a bit more fired up after getting their ass whipped in Phoenix but it was not to be. The Kings played their game and a result the Bolts couldn’t.

  2. namriverrat69 - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Well said in your loss. I don’t know if Stamkos would have made the difference but it would have been great to see him try. I hope he comes back soon. The Western Conference is a beast and getting stronger each year. For so many years it was always the Eastern Conference that was physical and the toughest beast on the block. Those days are long gone.

    The Kings are playing consitently well as a team. The young players they bring up always seem to fill in nicely. That speaks wonders for the whole Kings system. First class.


  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    Say, L.A., Toronto here. If you like the Scrivens trade, would you be interested in swapping mayors?? Ford for Garcetti. Toronto will throw in a few draft picks, perhaps a Zamboni or two. Robbie will even bring his brother Doug and some of his weekend buddies along, the ones not currently incarcerated. Real entrepreneurial types. You’ll love the guy, everyone does. Happily married, for obvious reasons. Cuts taxes and gets personally involved in getting illegal drugs off the streets so kids can’t find them.

    • patthehockeyfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:06 AM


      VERY funny, nothanks! And, THANKS for the laugh!

  4. muckleflugga - Nov 20, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    hearing you re rob ford…

    troubling is the intrusion into his private life; those responsible had better be sure they’re squeaky clean [ good luck ]

    seems to me the guy was doing the job he was elected to do, but was hounded into the spectacle that unfolded

    both the media and your councillors are every bit as suspect in the spectacle, and equally reprehensible in their conduct

    more troubling is the presumption your city council can supersede the wishes of the electorate…

    when did the wishes of a self-interested few concerned with preserving and concealing their own pork-barreling habits take precedence over the clearly stated direction of the many, those that in fact elected mayor ford to office…?

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