Los Angeles Kings Coach John Stevens on whether 22 games for Alex Iafallo is too many through two months in his first year out of college (from LAKingsInsider.com): “Too many games? [Reporter: Yeah, in such a short time span.] There’s 82 games in the National Hockey League. I get tired of that argument, to be honest with you. I’ve had college players come to me and win championships who played 102, 105 games. He’s an older player coming out of college that’s finished college. He’s a well-trained individual. He’s going to get every opportunity to reload and recover. I actually thought he was one of our better players tonight. I thought he was on the puck, I thought he had great jump. If I was giving him a rating, I’d give him an A+ rating, because I thought he was excellent.”
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY GAMES
Proctor at Armstrong/Cooper, 2 p.m. Chisago Lakes Ice Arena, Lindstrom
Red Wing at Eveleth-Gilbert, 5:30 p.m.
Mound Westonka at Greenway, 7 p.m.
Kittson Central at Ely, 7 p.m.
Minnehaha Academy at Duluth Denfeld, 7:30 p.m.
Little Falls at International Falls, 7:30 p.m.