Ironically fitting that we play the Stars one night after that game against the Blues. Having missed the tumultuous Tuesday affair, the most exciting non- “one where we lifted the Cup” game I attended was against the Dallas Stars a few years back. The one where the Kings came back from a four goal deficit in the third period to win in OT, scoring five goals in five minutes and six goals in seven.

My point? I’m still jealous.

But also that we have had some intense games against the Stars over the years. It’s bizarre we haven’t played them yet this season, but its about time. The matchup should be fun. Dallas is getting scoring by committee, and Lehtonen is having a strong season, but their backup goaltending is trash and nothing jumps out at you about their team as being particularly excellent. Meanwhile, the Kings have suddenly become an offensive juggernaut and considering our on-again-off-again relationship with defense and goaltending of late, we are due for a nice shut down game after giving up four to the Blues.

I’m hoping to get off work in time to make the game before first intermission. I’ve got lots of mean things to say about the Stars, but I think this may be the first time we have played them since they dumped that jack off Ribiero, so perhaps they will be slightly harder to hate. Nah.

I also may have some choice words for the Staples personnel who were apparently rude to my sister after she slipped on a wet floor and fucked up her back at the last game.

But what is really important tonight is Jeff Carter. Dude has what, 11 goals in 11 games? 13 goals in 12 games sounds better. Not that I’m greedy, just realistic.

No idea who is starting in goal, but I have to imagine it will be Quick.