LA Kings win 8th straight game
When they faced the Pittsburgh Penguins, they players went on the ice with one mindset and that was to win the game. And they did, taking the victory with a 3-2 win. Kings Drew Doughty scored his 9th goal for the season and added that competing against the tougher teams and emerging victorious was a great thrill and really satisfying.
"To be hitting our stride at this point and beating some very good teams we had to play in the East right now, that's a confidence booster," Doughty said.
The Kings have been on a winning spree and have been rolling down any team they have been up against recently. This was their 8th consecutive win for the season and they are looking like this wasn’t the end of it. They have tied record for franchise back to back wins and with the playoffs looming in the distance, it would seem they are yet hungry for more wins.
Kings coach Darryl Sutter said was visibly impressed with his team and said they still had points to win so get a better grip on that playoff spot everyone was competing for.
"All three teams are in different places in their standings, so if you can get six points you take it," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.
Islanders goaltender Martin Jones said that he was unsure about one of the goals that the Lightning score but was content with the referee’s judgement on the case.
"I didn't have much of a view, but I just felt the puck under me," Jones said. "I just honestly saw the replay, but I felt like I got pushed in. It's the ref's judgment there, so I'm happy we got the call there."