NHL: New Kings Help Old Kings Put up Stinker in Nashville, Tennessee

March 5th, 2010 by Reed Kaufman Leave a reply »

Newly acquired Jeff Halpern and Fredrik Modin were both in the lineup for the first time as Kings on Thursday night, when the Kings faced off against the Predators in Nashville, TN.

Unfortunately, it seemed that only the Predators were informed that an actual hockey game was to be played that night.

Jonathon Quick uncharacteristically misplayed the puck multiple times, two of which directly resulted in goals.

Perhaps these miscues caused the rest of the Kings to play erratically and carelessly throughout the game.

Sometimes, the way a goalie is playing really dictates the play of the skaters, either contagiousl, or perhaps if they are concerned about the state of mind the goaltender is in.

Whatever it was, the entire group of Los Angeles Kings did not look like a playoff team Thursday night in Nashville.

Halpern and Modin were thrown together on the fourth line with Scott Parse and though that line did not play badly, they certainly were not on the same page.

This is not to say that the loss and the poor play is to be blamed on the newcomers. In fact, it was quite the quite the c ...

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