A bent over, winded and fatigued Dustin Penner is no longer a frequent sight at Los Angeles Kings practices this season. Is
his solid play in recent games a sign of things to come?
Photo: David Sheehan
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — Following his team’s 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators
at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on November 8, Los Angeles Kings
left wing Dustin Penner
was so happy, he was quoting rhythm and blues artist Janet Jackson
while addressing the media following the game.
Although Penner’s post-game grin reminded no one of the Cheshire Cat, he was obviously happy to have finally contributed in a significant way, with two assists against Nashville.
More on that later.
It should not be news to anyone following the Kings that Penner has had a huge target on his back, going almost as far back as when he arrived in Los Angeles after he was acquired at the trade deadline from the Edmonton Oilers last season.
The reason? Poor play, and, quite frankly, that would be putting it mildly.
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