The Vancouver Canucks have finally lost their first game since a management shakeup put Bruce Boudreau behind the bench as head coach.
In Los Angeles last night, the Kings posted a 2-1 win in a shootout on a goal by Viktor Arviddson.
It provided redemption for the Kings left winger after the Canucks had tied the game in the third period. Arviddson was in the sin bin for a delay-of-game penalty when Canucks captain Bo Horvat tipped in a pass from J.T. Miller.
Brendan Lemieux opened the scoring for the Kings in the second period on one of the six shots he took in the game.
Last night's defeat was the Canucks' first loss under Boudreau.
The Canucks' seven straight victories under their new head coach matched a record set by Jacques Lemaire with the New Jersey Devils in 1993 and Geoff Ward with the Calgary Flames in 2019.
Vancouver fans can take solace in the Canucks picking up a single point and knowing that their team still hasn't lost in regulation time under Boudreau.
Jaroslav Halak was between the pipes for the Canucks, turning aside 34 of 35 shots in regulation time. Jamie Quick wasn't nearly as busy in net for the Kings, facing only 18 shots in regulation time.
Here are some comments people were making over Twitter last night: