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Kings' Anderson shaken up in massive collision with Connor McDavid

Published May 2, 2024 at 7:35

In the high stakes of an elimination game in Edmonton, the Los Angeles Kings encountered a severe setback when defenseman Mikey Anderson was injured following an unintentional collision with Connor McDavid. The incident occurred when McDavid, in an effort to avoid Anze Kopitar, inadvertently collided with Anderson at a notable speed, showcasing his understated physical prowess as he remained nearly unshaken by the impact.

See the moment of collision here:

The play, which can only be described as a freak accident, left Anderson significantly rattled, forcing him to remain on the ice for a concerning length of time.

Despite the suddenness of the hit, Anderson managed to get to his feet with the assistance of the team trainer, though he was compelled to exit the game shortly after.

Details of Anderson's exit can be found here:

This injury could not have come at a worse time for the Kings. Mikey Anderson, alongside Drew Doughty, has been a cornerstone of the Kings' defense, logging first pairing minutes and contributing significantly on the offensive end with one goal and two assists in the series. His absence leaves a gaping hole in the Kings' lineup, particularly in such a crucial game.

Further analysis of the play and its impact on the game:

With Anderson sidelined, the Oilers have an opportune moment to capitalize on the weakened defensive line of the Kings and secure their advancement to the second round of the playoffs.

The pressure is now on Edmonton to seize the moment and make a decisive move, potentially ending the Kings' playoff run tonight.

The Kings are certainly feeling the pressure as they face potential elimination. Their resilience and strategic adjustments in the absence of Mikey Anderson will be critical as they strive to extend their playoff journey.
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