10/19/14: Los Angeles Kings 2 Minnesota Wild 1

1st Kings Goal (Toffoli), Powerplay

  • Los Angeles Contributions
    S. Voynov – gets the puck behind his own net, carries it through the defensive zone, and passes it up to Toffoli at center ice
    T. Toffoli – pushes the puck to Richards streaking up the left-side boards (cont.), quickly shoots the puck past Backstrom’s left pad after it hits Suter’s skate in the slot
    M. Richards – carries the puck into the Wild zone, down the left-side boards, and makes a centering pass from the outside edge of the left faceoff circle that Suter stops in the slot but can’t control
  • Minnesota Faults
    C. Coyle – in the penalty box for high-sticking
    R. Suter – blocks the pass by Richards in the slot but leaves the puck there, allowing Toffoli to shoot the loose puck

2nd Kings Goal (Pearson), Even

  • Los Angeles Contributions
    T. Toffoli – hits Scandella behind the Wild net to separate him from the puck (cont.), gets the puck from Carter, steps above the goal line to the left of the net, and makes a pass to Pearson skating into the slot
    J. Carter – picks up the loose puck behind the net and then keeps it back there with a pass to Toffoli
    T. Pearson – one-times Toffoli’s pass past Backstrom’s blocker
  • Minnesota Faults
    M. Scandella – gets to a puck behind the Wild net, but then turns it over as he is hit by Toffoli and falls to the ice
    J. Zucker – gets lost as he swivels his head in the defensive zone looking for Pearson and the puck, so he ends up losing Pearson and not having the passing lane to him covered

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/embed?playlist=648605

1st Wild Goal (Cooke), Even

  • Minnesota Contributions
    J. Fontaine – retrieves the loose puck at the right point of the Kings zone, skates it a couple of strides deeper into the zone, and passes it to Carter in the high slot
    R. Carter – redirects Fontaine’s pass to the front of the net for Cooke all alone
    M. Cooke – stops the puck on the crease, waits until Quick commits to his right, then backhands the puck past Quick
  • Los Angeles Faults
    A. Martinez – plays the puck away from the slot but can’t clear the zone
    M. Greene –  abandons his coverage of the crease area and Cooke to follow Carter into the high slot, where he is already covered

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