Kings-Stars: L.A. On Top Of The West

December 13th, 2009 by Life In Hockeywood Leave a reply »
Game 34: Kings 3, Stars 2 (shootout)
Utterly sublime.

The December to Dismember is going full-bore, mowing down teams at an alarming rate. The latest victims were the perennial Western Conference contenders Dallas Stars, and the result found the Kings loftily looking down at the rest of the Western Conference.

In the past, Dallas was a thorn in L.A.'s side. But in the last two seasons, the Kings have turned the tables on the Stars, going 7-1-1 since the start of last season. Add to that they have beaten the Stars six of the last eight times at Staples, so this game should've been a walkover, right?

Well, there's a reason they play the games. Before the game, The News Hound broke the news that Wayne Simmonds would be out for
an "undetermined period of time." No question, Simmonds is one of the emotional leaders of this club. His loss will be felt for the next four to six weeks, believe me.

The Stars struck first with just over a minute gone in the first period, and it looked to be that the Kings wild December ride would be derailed. But L.A. battled back as they have through the adversity this season, when Alexander Frolov potting his eighth goal ...

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