Auston Matthews and William Nylander were blanked, but not for lack of trying. He has four goals in three games by showing his skilled hands and accelerated skating through center ice.
"I don't know what the. happened there", Quick said. "I think we deserved another goal".
The most telling? Mike Babcock afterwards: "We need him to be a star, we think he's a star". However, that has been put on hold as he was injured last night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Lewis gave the Kings life with a breakaway short-handed goal to make it 3-2 with 6:41 remaining.
"You never want to think like that", Trevor Lewis said.
"Being in that situation and the intensity of the playoffs, it's not like the game changes", Hainsey said.
The only hump Nylander needed to get over was recognizing the importance of digging in every shift. Kennedy played centre for the Leafs between 1942-43 and 1956-57, captaining the team for eight years. In nine of the games, there has been a posted total of five goals even. On Monday he was a player possessed alongside Martin.
With the abundance of downtime last season, Laich admitted he thought his chances of playing in the NHL again were over. Martin's goal was the Leafs' league leading 17th first-period goal. He says he didn't entertain offers from other clubs in free agency and wasn't interested in hearing from Hockey Canada about a potential opportunity to represent his country at the 2018 Olympics. Martin scored his first goal of the season at 5:46 when he deflected a point shot from Roman Polak past Quick. This will be the third game in a six-game road trip that saw the Kings win 6-4 in Columbus on Saturday night, and then drop a 3-2 decision to the Maple Leafs. They're big bodies and they hang onto the puck and they keep it very simple.
"Everybody was just doing what they were told", Stevens said. It's on their top forwards playing good defence too. "I thought he was excellent tonight, I thought that line was good, I thought Matt Martin was a good player for us".
Who knows if he'll be claimed (he does have a hefty price tag to account for), but he's a solid utility player and if he doesn't, he'll suit up in the AHL and help enhance the youngsters.
Martin has tried to cushion Marner's fall, which came a few games ago when his troubles on defence led to a switch with Connor Brown. That's how you create a good defensive team. The organization is the best in hockey. He had one assist and played 12-plus minutes.
Brown had 14 goals all of last season, and is more than 1/3 of the way to passing that mark through just 8 games. "That's the bottom line". Doughty on Marleau: "Deceptively he is so fast". With Ryan breaking his finger, the line will be broken up for the time being. Marleau is 38, for the record.
Toronto didn't use their man advantage chances as well as they could, going 1-for-6 on the power play.
Polak signed a one-year contract with the Leafs on Sunday. "You have to ask the league".
Amid the noise, and the goal horns, Frederik Andersen chose to trust the process. The Leafs will return to practice on Wednesday after enjoying a day off on Tuesday.
"Mitch had the best jump of anybody in the first period", Babcock praised.
The joyride ended with a walk down the tunnel in a huff, the seething noticeable in Jonathan Quick's waddle.