Kings Slay The Senators 4-1

Ass in face.

That is the goal of every forward, especially the wings, when the Kings have the puck and are shooting from the point.

Ass in the goalie’s face to be specific.

On the first line, that is Dustin Brown. On the second, Dustin Penner. On the third, Brad Richardson. On the fourth, tonight, it was a rotation of all three forwards in Kevin Westgarth, Colin Fraser & Kyle Clifford. Not a coincidence that line dominated.

I haven’t done a post game in the recap format for a while and this game earned it.

The L.A. Kings first period goal came exactly as described, above. Colin Fraser provided the screen, with honorable mention to Kevin Westgarth for general havoc, during a Willie Mitchell point wrist shot. That first goal wouldn’t have happened without Kyle Clifford’s hustle to the puck along the boards.

Most encouraging in the first was the play of the bottom three lines. Mike Richards had jump as did, gasp, Dustin Penner, at least for a little while. The third line of Richardson, Loktionov & Lewis maintained their fore and back check. The fourth, in addition to scoring the only period goal, sustained pressure when they had the puck and were checking everything in sight. Most discouraging was two wasted powerplay opportunities where the Kings struggled to even enter the zone.

The second frame giveth another man advantage (aka “boob”) but an efficient boob it was not. 0 for 3 by this point and 1 of 13 in the last several.

Some guy named Mo Williams was in the crowd…No relation to Justin. Apparently, he plays for a San Diego sports franchise. I am assuming that based on the team name of “Clippers”. Fuck off.

At the 8:52 mark, I leapt out of my seat as the fourth best line of Clifford, Fraser & Westgarth struck again. Kyle popped it in after a he took the initial shot, Fraser and Westgarth crashed and Cliffy found himself all alone with the puck to the right of Anderson without a Senator within molesting distance.

Can we all agree that referees, Dan O’Rourke and Tim Peel are morons? Jarret Stoll is crashing the net, he makes ZERO contact with Anderson, is in a stopping motion, Anderson then throws his flippers at Jarret and we get the interference call? Win or lose, each game, there is one bad, idiotic or phantom call. Tonight, there was more than one. I hope this improves by playoff time.

The Kings killed the disadvantage (barely) and Drew took a…well, he did his impression of a rag doll on a hit or be hit by Greening. Is that right, the dude’s name is Greening? That is an unfortunate name. Drew responded a couple of shifts later when he put on a show at the 3:44 mark with a left deke at the blue line, right deke and shoulder fake between two Senators and a shot on goal from below the hashmarks. No goal but another boob, er, powerplay. Drew had a solid game.

Since we have sucked 5-4, the zebras gave us a 5-3 and Jack Mother Fucking Johnson BURIED it with a one-timer from the inside of the right circle…the kind of goal on a set play for which I have begged, pleaded, beseeched and screamed during the prior coaching era. Dustin Brown provided the requisite ass in face.

Down 3-0, I bet the Ottawa Senators were real angry, right Rich? But they were angry coming in so they must have been flipping out by this point. Referee Tim Peel, a man with a clear sense of humor, double downed on that rage by making an awful, AWFUL penalty shot call. He thought Chris Phillips covered the puck in the crease when he did no such thing. It wasn’t even a close call. Trevor Lewis felt terrible and offered Anderson a puck…in the back of his net with his soon to be declared patented head, shoulder, scrotum fake that left Craig Anderson flopping, down and out. Trevor Lewis – offensive juggernaut. Imagine if he had TWO of those moves, one for each side.

FOUR!

Fun.

FOUR!!

Twenty shots in the second period.

FOUR!!!

None by the top two lines.

FOUR!!!!

And we still had a period left.

Alex Auld replaced Chris Anderson in net for the Senators. Didn’t we have a goalie named Auld? I don’t think it was this one. Did you know Alex Auld has played for 8 different teams in the past 8 seasons? I looked that up. Well, he has played for Ottawa twice in that time span but they were two different Ottawa teams.Mike Richards received the early “I am sorry, I fucked up that call, here is a make up one and best of luck” from the refs and gave the Senators the powerplay with which they did nothing. So the zebras gave them another…and they scored, the bastards, some hack named Daniel Alfredsson who I wish was a King. And another, what we can kindly call a”phantom.” Apparently, 3 wrongs make a right up your ass, you incompetent baboons, Dan O’Rourke and Tim Peel, go get a job as a Walmart greeter!

Where were we?

Kings win 4-1.

58 points. We are tied with the San Jose Sharks for first place in the division and are 7th in the conference, 4 points ahead of Colorado and 4 behind Nashville.

Scribe’s Three L.A. Kings Stars:

3. Colin Fraser

2. Trevor Lewis

1. Kyle Clifford with the Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

Happy Chinese New Year…the Year of the Dragon.
轉到國王!



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44 replies

  1. Best.Recap.Ever.

    Thank you

  2. I am passing cauze of all that girly shit..bobby..:
    But hsve to say WTG Kings
    .awesomely fun game..wish I had been there instead of that Saturday game..
    GO KINGS GO !!!

  3. … Yeah I thought the way the Kings entered the offensive zone was much impr-wow those are some melons on that girl on the left, very impressive.

  4. So many hot women.

  5. I missed how the body art was pertinent to this discussion.

  6. Sooooo……..Huslter took over the LA Kings news? All I got out of it is something about Walmart. The 2 chicks kissing left me distracted.

  7. Goddamit the chix kissing is outstanding

  8. I was waiting for a Girl With The Dragon Tattoo joke but all I saw was hotness and what I believe was a re-telling of how the 4th line kicked ass. Bless you Scribe.

  9. Lewis is starting to shape up. Cliffords stayin on the grind. Great game

    Who the hell are the Blue Jackets?

  10. See, the reason the Kings can’t score, is because none of their asses look like that. If Penners ass looked that good, we would get 2 goals more a game gaurenteed.

  11. Every game that we score a goal on the ‘boob’ in… I think merits posting a picture of the real thing on the game recap… Sound good?

  12. Water Dragon, dude. It’s special. Once every 60 years.

    How come when I don’t go to the games, they score 4 goals and everyone can get into Hyde?

  13. Hot chicks, but none are Heidi Androl. Speaking of which, where is Heidi? Anyone know? I’m sick of seeing Patrick O’Neal. And while I’m on the subject, why is Fox Sports West the only station I know of that interviews members of the opposite team during intermissions?

    • She works for the NHL.com (she’ll be working the All Star Game) and hopes for movie roles in films that are not “The Curse of El Charro” or “Slippery When Wet”.

    • did you not see her on tv last nithg or were you at game..she was there.. 1 minute interview with Oneal..
      GO KINGS GO !!!

    • Heidi works for Showtime also. She works on the Strikeforce MMA matches, which is now owned by the UFC.

      Heidi does interviews with the fighters before their bouts, with probing questions like how are you planning to beat the shit or submit your opponet.

      Sometimes these MMA fighters are about as exciting an interview as Darryl Sutter, but that is Heidi’ job.

  14. Last nights game shows how much we miss both Handzus & Smyth parking their asses in front of the net. People have needed to step up in this area all season and hopefully they now realize it. In front of the net is the only place Pancakes should ever be on the ice. Also, where has our hitting gone? I feel Greene is the only one consistently throwing his body around.

    • Also, where has our hitting gone? I feel Greene is the only one consistently throwing his body around.

      … From my view of the game, the Kings were out-hit because they had the puck more often.

      Also, I saw Brown in particular throwing his weight around last night. Brown had a magnificent game all around.

      Last nights game shows how much we miss both Handzus & Smyth parking their asses in front of the net. People have needed to step up in this area all season and hopefully they now realize it.

      … Just looked like to me that the Kings took advantage of a poor defensive team down low. On the goal by Clifford, for example, the Sens just stood around looking for the puck instead of checking the Kings who were near them and tying their sticks up. You’re not going to see teams like San Jose and Chicago and Vancouver allow the Kings to effectively stand in front of the net for very long.

      • You’re not going to see teams like San Jose and Chicago and Vancouver allow the Kings to effectively stand in front of the net for very long.

        True but you still have to battle and stay in front of the net. A team being aggressive in clearing out their crease is no excuse to hover around the perimeter. It just means you have to be even tougher, and while our guys have shown an ability to get in front of the net on far too random an occassion, they have not shown the battle that Smyth and Zus had to stay there when challenged.

        • A team being aggressive in clearing out their crease is no excuse to hover around the perimeter. It just means you have to be even tougher

          … Far easier said than done, and I’m not even really referencing a toughness element, anyway. A guy can stand in front of the net all he wants, but if he’s not able to get his stickblade open and get to the puck when it’s in front, it doesn’t even matter. More that just sheer toughness, it takes good hand-eye co-ordination, timing, agility, and savvy. Being effective in front of the net is in itself a skill, just like any other hockey skill. If it was just as simple as being tough enough to stand in front of the net, there would be truckloads of great goal scorers in the NHL.

          • Oy yoy yoy JT. We are diverging on substance here.

            I agree, and its all the more reason why we need guys like Zus and Smyth back, which is the point. Toughness, skill, whatever you want, we don’t really have that guy who is consistently good at a key component of scoring goals – front of net presence. While it is an individual skill it ALSO represents a team mentality that sometimes we have… sometimes we don’t, and we need to have it regardless of skill level or how good the other team is at clearing out their crease.

            Even if a guy doesn’t have the hand-eye coordination and savvy and so forth, I still prefer a big duskillless dumbass standing in front of the net to no guy at all there. As such, I don’t fully agree with this statement “A guy can stand in front of the net all he wants, but if he’s not able to get his stickblade open and get to the puck when it’s in front, it doesn’t even matter.

            Yes you prefer to have a guy who can bang pucks home when its there, like Zus and Smyth, but better a tough guy just cause some havoc for the goalie and be incapable of doing much with the puck when it gets there than that same guy hovering around the far hash marks doing no one any good.

          • better a tough guy just cause some havoc for the goalie and be incapable of doing much with the puck when it gets there than that same guy hovering around the far hash marks doing no one any good

            … True, that. And I think they’re making progress with it. I remember a few games ago that Brown failed to even screen the goaltender properly, as his body was turned the wrong way. It’s something to watch as the Kings resume their season.

          • Or against Colorado I believe when both Brown and Kopitar drifted through the front of the net and then skate OUT OF THE WAY for the oncoming shot from the point. Part of it is physical intimidation, part of it is hockey awareness and part of it is they keep wanting to look for these creative passing plays that either aren’t there, they can’t execute or simply aren’t on the same page for… which is why I will often come down to our system needs work. Yes once in a while we break through, like last night, but until that is the rule rather than the abnormality, I wil be convinced that at least part of the problem is the way they practice and what they practice.

      • Why is it that we fans see things so clearly and it takes foreve for the obivious to be implamented? Body in front of net.. distract goalie… seems like it is a standard rule now a days for all teams.. Be physical.. take opposition off the puck..esp importnat if playing a speed team.. sure is what the Avalanche did to us..
        Maybe we can pick up a masochist at the trade :)
        GO KINGS GO!!!

        • Now I’m distracted……let’s have great asses and boobs as the primary analogy, for every goal scored from now on……even the one’s we don’t score, power play AKA boob….5-3 should be nipple…..

  15. Damn the chicks be a distraction. It’s like looking at a smoking car with a smoking chick right next to it….

    Doughty…now that’s the Doughty that we all know! Where the hell has he been? Has been reading this blog? The kid can dangle…probably the better than any forward on the team. The team came out and crushed em. Gotta get one back for Johnny. Its like Matt Dillon in the Outsiders baby they be doing it for Johnny baby! :D

  16. It was such a joy to watch the game yesterday! I was impressed by Clifford and the whole fourth line. Remember a couple months ago (ya seems like ages) when we used to cringe whenever the fourth line stepped out? Wow what a change.

    8-day break is a little too much for me! Now I have no excuse but to study.

  17. I didn’t really even read the post due to, uh, certain distractions, but at the end I think you meant 国王加油!(go Kings!)

    • Er, what did I write? That is what I intended.

      • It sorta means: “Go to the Kings.” Well, it’s close. How many times have you seen something like this on a takeout menu, eh?

        But then again, if you translate 国王加油! from Chinese into English, it literally means “Kings add oil!”

        Keep up the good work! Add oil!

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