Russo Blanks Kings

Much like a dominant starting pitcher or a stout NFL defense, a hot goaltender can neutralize almost anything a good offense can throw at them in a hockey game. In fact, many a goalie has made a name for himself if he does that often. Well on Friday that’s exactly what happened to the Kings.

Quads netminder Adam Russo blanked the Kings 1-0. He stopped 32 Kings’ shots for the shutout.

Has anyone used Shutout Athletic Spray? Well Russo had it on Friday night.

One goal was scored on Friday night and that came from the stick of Mallards’ forward Obi Aduba at the 7:04 mark of the first period.

The game was scoreless the rest of the way. Final 1-0 Quads.

Kings netminder Pechurskiy (1-2-0) was also great between the pipes. As he stopped 25 of 26 shots directed his way.

Mississippi was 0-for-3 on the power play, while Quad City 0-for-1.

The Kings are now 5-8-0 for the season, Quad City moves to 6-5-0.

Joe Sports thoughts from Friday night.

The Kings are just too thin on the back end.

The so-called veteran scorers are not even in the game.

A team that has made a habit of pounding opponents on scoreboards for the past three or four seasons is suddenly not even there.

I think the most important thing is for the Kings not to get away from the simple things like working hard, getting pucks in deep, all those little things. We are just not doing it.

As far as the forwards go, there’s a lot of veterans, a lot of guys with experience and, plain and simple, we need more from them.

Holy cow, this is getting exhausting and the Kings will not cooperate. What on earth must the Kings do for a win… just one, measly victory?

First, a warning: Lock the second-floor windows King moms. We don’t want any casualties. Put little Johnny to bed and assure him things will be okay.

If the Kings lack the desire to win on a given night, they will almost always lose.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.

Tonight’s game from Evansville will be broadcast on 87.7 FM “The Pig,” with the pre-game show at 7:20 pm. The game will also be on CHL-TV.

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