The Headline isn't meant to be negative, in fact I'm happy with the way they played on Thursday night. Once again I can honestly say..."that was a fun hockey game to watch". This game reminded me of a heavyweight boxing match. Both teams traded jabs and threw the occasional haymaker. Eventually the Kings won the bout in a split decision.
I won't bore you with the details of the game because you can get those here or here. Let's take a minute and talk about a few things that stood out in mind. I can't remember the last time Thomas Vanek and Clarke MacArthur played as well as they did on Thursday night. MacArthur and Vanek each scored a goal but more importantly, they were around the puck all night. I would consider this to be the best game MacArthur has played all season.
Earlier this season we ran out of ways to describe Tyler Myers, the same thing is now happening with the 55-19-29 line. I thought they had another strong game in the offensive zone. They were on the ice for the Sabres third goal and a nice cross ice feed from Pominville allowed Rivet to score his first of the season. Connolly ran his point streak to 14 games with 23 points since the streak began.