Game 5 (3-1-1)

 

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings could not have had a much better home-opener than the one they had tonight. The Kings took advantage of an inconsistent Jaroslav Halak by scoring four times before chasing him in favour of Brian Elliott.

 

The Kings seemed to have everything working tonight. Simon Gagne had a big night by scoring twice and helping out with an assist. Anze Kopitar even continued his early-season success by adding a goal and an assist.

 

Captain Dustin Brown got in on the fun, scoring on the man-advantage and adding an assist while Justin Williams had a pair of assists.

 

In the special teams department, the Kings did very well going 1-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. All in all, certainly not a bad way to open the home schedule.

 

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Jonathan Quick. #32 played outstanding tonight as he stopped all 27 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season and the 15th of his career.

 

As for who was making their NHL debut tonight, Slava Voynov recorded a +2 rating while recording 19:48 of ice time.

 

After picking up a convincing win, the Kings look to continue their momentum as they travel to Phoenix for their next game on Thursday night when they take on the Coyotes.