March 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Prior to Monday night’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings, news out of the Kings’ practice facility was that goaltender Dan Cloutier would get the start in goal.
Once that news came out, if you listened carefully enough, you could probably hear a collective groan from Kings fans across the region.
Seriously speaking, Cloutier has been anything but good for the Kings since his arrival in Los Angeles last season. In fact, the term “sieve,” would probably be considered too positive a description by some.
But you wouldn’t know it on Monday night, when Cloutier made 38 saves and almost single-handedly kept his team in the game. But in the end, the Canucks escaped Staples Center with a 2-1 overtime victory in front of an announced crowd of 14,653 fans. Read more of this post