I gripped Drew Doughty game-used stick like a vise. I grabbed it at the end of the third because I needed something I would not break or throw across the room if we lost this game in overtime. The moment I grabbed it I knew we were going to win. There is something magical about Drew’s stick…even when it’s not his.
“Wait a minute, Drew isn’t a lefty,” I thought to myself a few minute ago. “This is Jack Johnson’s stick.”
And there you have it. Jack Johnson who led the L.A. Kings in overtime goals by a defenseman brought that good fortune to the Russian gem that replaced him.
Somehow, it worked out. And that is exactly what this series has been for the L.A. Kings as they lead the Blues 3-2 and head into Friday’s game 6.
I can’t offer much in terms of analysis. My mind is focused on Friday and nothing else. It’s less than an hour after our victory and I’ve already forgotten about this game. I just want 4…because 4 is what matters and anything less is an incomplete grade and a premature exuberance.
It’s all that matters.
The rest is irrelevant.
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