LA Kings @ St. Louis Blues Round 2 Game 2 Open Forum – No Road Less Traveled

This is quickly becoming a familiar situation.  A top team in the league goes into game 2 with the home ice advantage they worked so tirelessly throughout the season to gain nullified, behind the 8-ball, in desperate need of a win lest they go on the road without a win to their name.  Meanwhile, the Kings enter tonight once again having won the rounds’ first game, but riding not high on a kite of success but rather focused and intent towards improving upon their last performance.

If you expect anything less than a ferocious game by the St. Louis Blues, then you must learn to respect opponents.  If you are concerned about that, you need be absolved of fear.  Let the Blues bring their best, we can handle it.  Their best is their defenses’ best, their goaltender’s best.  Our defense is more suffocating, our goaltender superior.  The Blues can not dazzle us with skill, nor us bewilder them with finesse.  The spoils of the war of attrition go to the one with stronger roots.

Richards and Carter are heating up.  Pockets of air dance beneath the surface and tonight I see them bursting through the milky film which has clouded their games.  Drew Doughty is become the force on defense his talents demand, the offense will follow.  Anze Kopitar will stymy, withstand and penetrate.  Dustin Penner has looked down his own road less traveled, one more foot now to be placed in front of the last.

The Kings will make no lineup changes.

The Blues will supplant Chris Stewart with Matt D’Agostini, a move designed to invigorate by way of denying ice time to a disappointment.  It is unclear whether Alex Pietrangelo will play.  I hope he does.  A Blues team that loses at their best flies not highly to Los Angeles, but covers the distance hurtling towards the hard ground below with the terror of a sputtering engine.

The Kings must play patient.  They must not look for plays that are not there, lanes that do not exist.  Quick decisions on defense and through the neutral zone, big bodies gruffly planted on offense.   Sow up the box tightly, do not chase, clear the front of the net with vigor and treat every 50/50 puck like the Cup depends on it.  These things they must do.

We must watch, cheer and pray.

In the name of the Captain, the Son of Philly and the Holy Goalie.


Bless us Oh Hockey Gods, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from thy bounty, through LA Kings, Our Team. Amen.

Blessed are You, Kings our Team and Team of our fathers, Team of Dionne, Team of Luc and Team of Gretzky, the great, mighty and awesome Team, exalted Team, who bestows bountiful goals, who creates all wins, who remembers the insanity of the fans, and who, in love, brings a redeemer to their fans’ children, for the sake of Our Kings.

Peace be upon no St. Louis fan, without mercy or blessing of Kings.

I pray to the wunderkind, the play-maker, destroyer of all cap space, the enemy of forwards, of great brilliance, the descendent of Orr and of Borque, the one who shines like the Dewey flower.

I invoke and call upon thee O Father Mitchell,
Lord of long stick, Master of all lanes and gaps.
I invite you to the blue line;
Defend it, sustain it, make it home.

Our Kings, who art now in St. Louis
Hallowed be thy game.
Thy kingdom come, thy wills be done
On their ice as it was on Vancouver’s.
Give us this day our daily goals, and forgive no Blue their transgressions,
As we pound into submission those who trespass against us.
And lead us past the second round,
Past these evil Blues fucks.

Hail Kopi, full of grace, the fans are with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst players and blessed are the fruit of thy skills, goals.
Holy Kopi, dominant of centers, play for us sinners,
Now until the hour of our Cup.

Go fucking nuts.



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48 replies

  1. Hockey is often all about avoiding mistakes and forcing mistakes. The “new Kings” are winning by playing that fiddle real cool.

    The Blues are for real and the Kings know that.

    So the Kings just keep cooking the same stuff on the ice. It all smells and tastes real good.
    I can eat what the Kings are dishing up from now to mid June

    GO KINGS GO!!!

  2. retweeted in thy name.

  3. 3 hrs to go & we’re already amped up at my house!
    GO KINGS GO!!!

  4. I wish Melrose would just shut the fuck up. He’s gonna put the whammy on us.

  5. You got to like Kopi and how he can muscle guys on the ice and how he stacks up to the shrimps on the ice…

    GO KINGS GO!!!

  6. I’m going to look, but does anyone know what channel the game is on tonight? It’s not on nbc or fsw

  7. Pietrangelo might play tonight. If he is in the warm ups, he will be playing.

  8. Are you guys going dark on twitter again this game?

  9. Alright, you motherfuckers ready to party?!

  10. Hell yeah! Nice work Penner!

  11. Pennercakes for Conn Smythe! Let’s start the meme.


  13. OMG what a fucking GAME!!!

    • OMFG! This is better than sex go Kings! 4-0 after one! Love it! Way go show the world that the LA Kings are for real! Kopitar, Richards, Carter, Brown you are all fucking playoff studs! Go Kings!

  14. My erection hit the ceiling after the 4th goal!

  15. Holy shit, and they said this was going to be a low scoring series?

  16. Insanity!! Pancakes has turned that second line into a motherfucking H-bomb! Plus Kopi’s on fire!

  17. A lot of game left. Let’s lock this mutha fucka down boys!

  18. Outrageous. St Louis making mistakes and Kings getting rewarded.

    Blues don’t look like Blues.

    Force more mistakes and frustrate them from rallies.

  19. Absolute Fucking madness. I can’t believe I’m watching this shit! Fucking A 2 more periods but holy fuck

  20. There is only the next shift.

  21. Kopi for the hat trick muthafuckas!

  22. Brown Kopi Williams line is just on a mission to destroy fucking love it!

  23. Who’s gonna lay that fucking cocksucker coliacavo out? Cheap shot having motherfucker

  24. Are Kings playing turd color Browns and not Blues?

    Quick doing his usual magic. Could have been a shut out except missed control in D zone and lucky break for Lous.

  25. Can’t believe I’m saying this but pancakes is starting to fucking grow on me. He’s playing with some heart I’m shocked I thought he didn’t give a fuck.

  26. WWF battle royal game now. Kings working on submission hold and tap out by Lous.

  27. Green needs NHL exemption on wearing helmets. Why bother giving him one.

  28. Doughty getting speared in nuts all the time now.

    What’s up with that?

    Great win anyway. Kings played their game and gave up best penalties to rope a dope them Lous.

  29. Pancakes with snarl. Watch out! His marital loss is the Kings’ gain folks!

    • Penner is hotter than the pancake gridle.

      By the way Richards and Carter said to the team that they wanted to play Philly Eastern Conf hockey, and so it was.

      St Louis don’t know how to play Eastern Conf hockey, so we won.

  30. Great game big result but I am sick to my stomach after seeing fucking Hayward interviewing Quick post game… Barf my fucking brains out…


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