An excellent game.

The LA Kings showed up in the second period and never wavered. They had their chances, God knows the game nearly ended on Brad Richardson’s stick. Alas, hockey is a game of inches.

I don’t know how this series will end. I do know this. The Kings proved the Sharks mortal and well within our ability to beat even without Anze Kopitar.  Build on this effort and this series is ours to win.

I respect the San Jose Sharks’ organization and their fans. But to you pompom waving types, I am flying to San Jose for game 2. Keep your white tampons out of my face. I am coming to roar our boys to victory.