LOS ANGELES — One of the questions making its way through the Bob Miller Press Box at Staples Center on Saturday night was:
Which team is bankrupt and has no owner again?
Indeed, although the Phoenix Coyotes are owner-less and are in the midst of bankruptcy, it was the Los Angeles Kings who played like they were the bankrupt team in an embarrassing 6-3 opening night loss that was played before a sell-out crowd of 18,118 disappointed fans who booed the Kings off the ice at Staples Center.
The one positive was the Kings’ power play, which ended the game with three goals on four power play opportunities.
But that is where the positives ended, as the Kings were absolutely atrocious in five-on-five play and especially in their own zone, where they resembled the Keystone Kops more than a National Hockey League team.
On a separate note, there were some new faces in the press box on Saturday night, including Mark Medina, who writes for the Los Angeles Times. Virtually all of you read Rich Hammond’s work, now on LAKings.com and LAKingsinsider.com…but instead of his usual, informal but still appropriate-for-work attire, he looked rather snazzy as he followed the NHL dress code for team employees…he was wearing a suit. Of course, we had to poke some fun at him…also in the press box was Los Angeles media blogger extraordinaire, Kevin Roderick, publisher of LAObserved.com. You can read his thoughts about the game in his piece, Saturday Night At Staples Center.
Post-Game Audio Interviews
Anze Kopitar Rob Scuderi Terry Murray
Video highlights of the game from NHL Video on YouTube:
Keith Korneluk and Chris Kaliszewski of KingsCast, the official fan podcast of the Los Angeles Kings, also have their take on opening night in Overtime – Episode 20: Return To Staples Center, which you can watch right here.
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