In this Kings daily, the Los Angeles Kings ended their three-game road trip in disappointing fashion, and Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin reached another milestone mark.
Los Angeles Kings:
Thursday was certainly the King's most boring game this season. The team wasted an excellent defensive performance with poor finishing and an awful power play. Now at 6-1-1, the LA Kings have to find more consistency soon if they hope to compete in the Pacific Division.
The Kings also assigned forward Rasmus Kupari to the Ontario Reign Thursday morning. Practice tomorrow will tell us if this is just a salary cap move or if it means someone like Quinton Byfield is back in the lineup. Kupari's earned praise from Todd McLellan for his physicality and 200-foot play. Even if Byfield is back, it's possible Kupari keeps his spot in the lineup, likely playing wing until Alex Iafallo returns.
National Hockey Now:
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