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Waking up with the Kings: March 20

March 20th, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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Several abbreviated thoughts on the Kings 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames Sunday night:

-In another Most Important Game Of The Season, the Kings struggled coming out of the gate and ceded a disproportionate number of high-pace, high-skill, tic-tac-toe efforts to Calgary’s best players in the first period before the Flames calmed the game down once they resurrected their comfortable lead in the second. The Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan connection opened the scoring with a pristine sequence following a Drew Doughty pass that didn’t connect at the opposite end of the ice, and the slippery Gaudreau entered the Los Angeles zone on a two-on-two and dropped to Monahan, who used his air brakes to create separation from Jake Muzzin before sniping short side past Jonathan Quick. The Flames were entering the Kings’ zone with impunity for much of the first period before L.A. responded with some looks at Brian Elliott, but let’s face it – the home team won all three periods on Sunday and did so by controlling the opening shifts of the first two periods. The game was iced when Mark Giordano and Gaudreau – off …

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