St. Louis @ Kings – Back To Business

I mean that in two ways. The Kings hopped right back to the business of winning after losing to Vancouver and I had to go back to business, where I will remain, instead of getting to watch the game tonight. I also forgot to set my DVR, the fiancé is out of the country, so I’m totally screwed here unless I can get home in time to record the replay on FSN, which is far from a guarantee.

Anyhoo, my own whining aside, tonight is a very special night. No, not because the St. Louis Blues will fail to claim what comeuppance they think we deserve for using them to clean dirty ice off our skates in the playoffs and again about three weeks ago. While always fun, it has a tinge of ‘been there, done that’ to it. What makes tonight so special is that it is the first game my kid sister will be attending completely of her own volition, not as a tag along. Another bona fide diehard Kings fan is born.

Speaking of sisters, met a crazy one at the game last night, whose shrill voice rivals the decibels I achieve. Unsurprisingly, the banshee from 314 has a brother whose voice also masterfully booms out over Staples regularly. So while my own sister is rising the ranks of casual to bandwagoner to true diehard, she has a little ways to go… She hasn’t torn a vocal chord in support of the Kings. Yet.

You may have noticed I’m avoiding discussing the game itself. I’m pissed I can’t go so it hurts a little too much to talk about. I’ll just sit here and daydream my night away, recalling Carter’s gorgeous natural hat trick.

Ok fine, it appears Bernier will start again, which is fine, I suppose. He was stellar last night, but Quick has the Blues number and this is a back to back with a shit storm of games on the horizon, respite not in sight. I’m sure Bernier will be stellar again, but I would have started Quick. Maybe he still will, nothing is official yet, far as I know.

The Blues, while sporting a record similar to our own, are not a team of comparable measure. They are sliding, having lost badly on Sunday to the Stars and four of their last six. Lets make it five of seven. Those are good numbers.

Someone at the game tonight be sure to yell for me in my absence.

GO KINGS!



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  1. Ok fine, it appears Bernier will start again, which is fine, I suppose. He was stellar last night, but Quick has the Blues number and this is a back to back with a shit storm of games on the horizon, respite not in sight. I’m sure Bernier will be stellar again, but I would have started Quick.

    … Seriously? That’s just … really???

    Quick had Vancouver’s number before Saturday, didn’t he? How did that one go?

    If Quick was the one who hadn’t had any bad starts going into this one and Bernier was the one with the .901 save percentage, you bet your ass Quick would get the start and any opposition to that would be shouted down.

    • Well Quick having the Blues number is more of a nebulous thing. Really this is about the back to back for me. Rarely am I ever in favor of playing a goalie in back to back games, particularly when the schedule is about to become cumbersome.

      Also, no, Quick never had Vancouver’s number. He beat Vancouver, but that series was less about great goaltending than the Blues series was, to my eye.

      And anyways, I don’t have a problem with Bernier starting, just wouldn’t have been my choice.

  2. Is scribe gunna be there? I’m going to be up by your guys section and I wanna get rowdy.

  3. Surly, do you have DirecTV? If you do, you can set your DVR over your phone. Just download the free DirecTV app and then have at it.

    • Nope. Time Warner. Apparently I can do it with them too, but I tried to figure it out a few times and couldn’t get it working, because everything about TWC is one big malfunction.

      • Make the switch, man.

        • In 8 yrs I’ve never lost signal to storms, and got NHL Center Ice free twice.

          • Stay with the Time, this is my 3rd straight free season of center ice. No problems ever with these guys.

          • How did you get it for free? I’ve never really consider center ice. I’m scared of how much hockey I would watch if I had it.

          • I’m a nurse so I only work 3 days a week (3 twelves). I get all the hockey time I want. As for the free center ice, I have always dealt with the same chic, I ask for her. The first time I got it for free, was because I moved and you’re not supposed to be able to transfer center ice. I told her if she hooked me up, I would ask to speak with her supervisor and talk her up. It’s been heaven ever since.

            How ’bout this fucking team right here! What a fucking game!!!

  4. Surly..youngster.. hopefully someone else already told you this as I am way late reading your Post.
    Do you not have a Smart Phone? Use your Play Store(Android). Whatever Iphone uses and there is an App for
    Setting your DVR with Direct..I am sure dish has as well.
    GO KINGS GO!!!
    WWTC!!!

  5. I’ve never questioned Sutters coaching, until tonight. Why start Bernier? Why pull him that early? It obviously was the D’s fault on goals 3&4. The D weren’t boxing out or taking care of their responsibilities. Is DS just sending a message to the team? As I type this, you can see the team deflate after the goalie switch. I don’t think the team has the confidence in Quick this season. It’s like the team has seen something in practice that he isn’t the same stud from last season.

    As I mix another drink, Voynov scores!

    Slava>Drew?!

  6. FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..FUCK THE BLUES…..and them fags from wineheim

  7. Sutter should start giving his second intermission speech before the games start. This shit is getting nuts!

  8. If you heard any rowdyness comming from 314 it was my drunk ass :) now I’m making the over 100 mile journey back to big bear, don’t worry I’m not driving tho.

  9. Fuck! I still can’t believe it, a game to build on for sure. As a fan for 34 years, I can say for the first time, they played like Stanley Cup fucking champions.

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