Ask me which LA Kings player had a good game and I would pause…I may not be able to give you a single name.
Ask me who played like they were hung over or nursing a case of the sucks and I would reply, “you want the whole list or just the top 10?”
That was garbage. The Kings played the part of refuse for the better part of the second period. By the time they showed up in the third, it was the case of too little, too late.
Some will point fingers at Terry Murray and proclaim, “if we had Jonathan Quick in there, this wouldn’t have happened!” If “this” refers to the third goal, they may be right but even that is a stretch. Three turnovers, three goals? Is that about right? Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Penner, in no particular order? The Kings didn’t give Bernier any defensive or offensive support. They downright made it as difficult as possible for him. I don’t give a crap what anyone else says, New Jersey is an average team. That defense is porous. Tonight, we made them look like New Jersey, circa 2003.
Speaking of suck and Penner, I have a question – if not now, then when? 6 games played, 0 goals, 1 assist. He had 4 shots on goal tonight. Do you remember them? I am struggling to do so.
Too many things refused to go right. We couldn’t make a breakout pass to save our life. In fact, every aspect of our breakouts was flawed, from reading the pressure, reacting to it, even our controlled breakouts were sloppy and often resulted in either broken plays or turnovers. I was ready to scream, “someone, for the love of God, show these boys how to regroup and counter attack!” but I feared it may come out, “&^%$*&($” and that would have filled the curse jar at our house after the game. Speaking of cursing, does anyone know if we got a single rebound that resulted in a second shot on goal? If so, point it out because I can’t tell you how many F bombs I threw under my breath at the perimeter shots that resulted in NOTHING! #$%%&*^ NOTHING!
I am spent.
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