As I wait for the Monarchs matchup with the Pirates to get underway, two things are clear to me. First, Bruce Springsteen is still the boss (possibly biased by pregame music over the PA) and second, the Monarchs need to bring their A-game tonight.
Tonight’s game against the Pirates is the 12th and final game in the inaugural VIP Cup Series. The series stands 6-5 with the Pirates holding a one game lead. Now how a clear “winner” can be declared should the Monarchs tie it is beyond me — perhaps a GFA measure — but either way, they’re at home.
Do it, guys. Pillage the Pirates. Sink their battleship. Shiver their timbers. Swab their poopde…
Scratch that last one.
Right now the Monarchs sit just out of the eighth and final Calder Cup Playoffs spot by four points. On the upside, that’s only two wins. On the downside, they’re behind three teams…
In eighth, the Hershey Bears, who by most counts, are punks without Holtby in net (now with the Caps).
In ninth we have the Norfolk Admirals, the winners of the Calder Cup last season. Also the team who eliminated the Monarchs in the first round along the way.
And in tenth, the Albany Devils… I’d try to whip up something snarky to say about them, but it sucks enough just being who they are.
So here we are. Every point counts. Nobody wants to be a pirate. This is our pond…
Go Monarchs (and Kings)!
…and shameless shout-outs to Jake Muzzin aka Muzzey for being named rookie of the month and to Bernie for blanking the wild, 3-0 last night!
Categories: L.A. Kings News