Can’t the Kings and coach Kaminski figure out that you can’t win hockey games by just going through the motions.
From my front row seat in the DCC, I watched the Kings give one of their most passive three-period efforts in a game that was supposed to show that the Kings gave a damn about this season.
The explosive IceMen made them pay with what evolved into another Mississippi loss.The Kings are now 4-5-0. Matt Lundin stopped 38 shots, as the IceMen spanked the Mississippi RiverKings’ 5-2 on Tuesday night at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven.
You need to see some desperation out of the team, some competitiveness,as Kings fans we’re not seeing that. I don’t understand why.
You have to show up to every game ready.
Some how we have to find a way to get our powerplay going, Tuesday night we were 2 for 10 and it’s getting depressing. We need the red light turned on during games.
Lindberg opened the scoring for Evansillve in the first minute of play Tuesday night, 55 seconds into the game. It was 1-0 IceMen after one.
The Kings got on the board in the second period, Summers scored on the power play at 7:24. But the squad from Evansville then scored two more goals, Brian Bicek scored at 13:39 for the Icemen. Kings netminder Sterling was injured on the play and had to leave the game, backup Kyle McNulty replaced Sterling. With 2:14 left in the middle frame the Icemen scored again with a goal from Bo Cheesman. It was 3-1 after forty minutes of play.
Kings, Jeff Christian scored at 5:47 of the third period, It was his(get this) second goal of the year. Jeffs goal was on the power play. But that is all she wrote on Tuesday night as the IceMen scored two more.
The final two goals for Evansville were scored by Jordan Lane and (guess who?) Jeff Nelson. The final score was 5-2 IceMen.
Evansville improved to 4-4-1 with the win. Mississippi out shot the IceMen 40-22. McNulty stopped 8 of 11 shots directed his way. Sterling stopped 9 of 11 shots directed his way.
The RiverKings packed their bags for a a three game road trip. Tonight they are in Rapid City. Game time is at 8:05 pm Central time.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Kings, who will travel to Colorado for a Saturday night’s tilt with the Eagles at 8:05 pm Central. Then on Tuesday it’s back to Rapid City, that game starts at 7:35pm Central time.
The Kings announced today the signing of goaltender Alexander Pechurskiy. The Kings also announced that goaltender Larry Sterling will be on the 10-day injured reserve list.
What are the Kings made of this season. This road trip should give us a good idea.
That’s it for today, enjoy the game tonight and on Saturday. I’m Joe Sports.