Sharks @ Kings – Round 2 Game 5 – Enough Bullshitting Around

Ok so I don’t know what the fuck the Kings were doing the last two games, but it wasn’t working and it wasn’t winning.

Sharks have speed. We have size. They’re using they’re speed. Time to use our size.

Oh sure, Kings had a boatload of hits last game, but those were of the “I can’t get the puck so I’ll bump into you” variety. We need to use our size in the “oh sorry, you thought you were gonna get into a board battle with me? That’s not going to end well for you, numb nuts” kind of way. And get to the front of the damn net.

We did in the third period last game. I know it seems grim right now folks, but the Sharks threw EVERYTHING they had at us in the last two games and they just eked out a couple wins. The Sharks are feeling smug, the Kings are calm, cool and ready to bring the pain.

Now, the Kings are not in a position to just keep doing their thing. No, their thing has got to change a little. Penner on the second line, which looks like it will carry over tonight, is a big boost, but it’s the Kopitar line and the third line that are hurting us. I’m not entirely sure I like Lewis playing center, but having two lines centered by Richardson and Fraser ain’t ideal either. I am curious to put Carter on his own line at center, something like 13-11-14, 23-77-73, 25-10-22 and 74-24-71/15. That’s enough about the lines. They don’t matter quite as much as people think.

Home ice kids, this is why we are happy to have it.

Time for the fans to bring it. So help me hockey gods, if you people are all quiet and lame because of the last two games, or shut up just because San Jose has a good shift, my palm will be very sore from slapping 18,000 faces. Don’t make me scream for all of you just because I can. I don’t even want to hear myself I want you fools so loud.

Back to basics. Back to basics for the Kings. Quick ups, pucks deep, big bodies and net presence. Back to the basics for fans, lots of chants, and not just “Hey Shark fans, You Suck!” I’m actually getting a little tired of that chant, because its getting bastardized. I hear it more often than I hear “Go Kings” and that’s bullshit. Unless a Shark Fan does something stupid, or it’s in the concourse between periods, I forbid you to yell anything other than “Go Kings Go” or “Let’s Go Kings”. Yell that, yell it a lot.

Capiche?

Good.

Back to basics for prayer.

Our Kings, yeah, the defending Cup Champs, those Kings, who art on home ice for a game 5 for the first time in a long ever,
Hallowed be thy game tonight.
Thy Kingdom shall come as thy wills do get done,
On our ice, because that’s how we like it.
Give us this night as many goals as Jonathan Quick needs, cause he makes the rules ’round here,
And forgive no Sharks their trespasses across that blue line, and just maybe we’ll forgive them for Logan Couture’s face.
Nah.
And lead us past these smug schmuck Sharks, and deliver us our third win.

Amen

Don’t just go fucking nuts.

Be a fucking nut.

And let’s win this damn game!

GO KINGS GO!

GO KINGS GO!!

GO KINGS GO!!!



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27 replies

  1. I hope staples center goes loko!
    If it wasn’t for class I’d be there
    Prediction: 4-1 kings

  2. Kings have won 8 straight when scoring more than 1 goal. We got this shit! I will be cheering from North Carolina, so eve if Staples Center can’t hear me, I will make sure at least all of my neighbors can! GKG!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Get Desparate..Get the W!!!!
    GO KINGS GO!!!
    WWTC!!!

  4. The worst is behind us and now we just have to stick ‘em. It’s just like the last series – we play a couple of shite games in which they only end up edging us by one goal…well, like the STL series except these are the Sharts, nothing near the play the Blues brought. We awake tonight with more on the line than they have. A physical game to ensue and sitting pretty after the win. Easier said than done, but’ll indeed be done.

  5. Anyone following the jaw jacking of Galliardi and Couture? Gonna have to shit in these kids’ sandbox.

    • I think it’s loser talk. I’m a little disappointed Doughty or Brown even bothered to respond with anything other than condescending laugh. But I’m glad Couture and Galliardi feel the need to open their yappers. Tells me they are worried and think they should be doing better than they are.

  6. I’m lonely, has anybody seen Bobby?

  7. Joe Micheletti is a great color guy said no one ever. In a 5 minute span he called Couture, Nathan and was referring to the Sharks as Vancouver. This is probably his first trip outside the eastern time zone all year.

  8. This was fantastic and so satisfying to watch!! At the same time, it infuriates me that now, 11 games into the playoffs, we’ve finally played a 60 minute game to our potential. But hey, can’t argue with our record so I’ll quit bitching. How did Greene magically find his game?? Guy was his old, robocop self. Kopi and Brown made an impact. Voynov and Doughty continue to play at a high level. And we won some faceoffs!
    Quick… Really, what more can be said? If we can play with that hustle and determination in SJ, we’re in the western final.

  9. Great game tonight! Kopi’s back!
    On a side note I miss the Pod Casts! Are you guys bringing them back any time soon??

  10. I just want to apologize to anyone I offended tonight at Staples. I was on ice for sumo hockey in 2nd intermission and after that game ended I responded to the Carrlyns question by saying “SHARKS SUCK” in front of 18500+ people. It was wrong….What I really meant to say is “Go Fuck yourselves stupid shark fans in attendance!!!”
    GO KINGS!
    Section 315 rules!

  11. Outstanding game last night!

    Greene only had four hits? He had four huge hits in the first two minutes. Way to set the standard Mr. Greene

    Where the fuck is “this” Penner at all times. I can’t like you Dustin when you decide to play solid hockey at your convenience. I love your personality but hate the invisible hockey player… Having said that, jeez, son, great game. Can we have a few more of those, please.

    If you study Kopitar, the problem is quite simple. He is not snake bitten with his lack of scoring. When he decides to go to the net and stop and hang around, he goes on scoring streaks. When he avoids the net and skates towards the half-wall and plants his ass there, he goes into a scoring slump. It’s not much more complicated than that. Kopitar, if you decide to pay the piper and make the opposing net your friend, you’ll score a goal a game. You are that talented, young man! With your skill and the bounces that usually go your way when your around the net like last nights goal, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be a multiple point guy in most games. This is where stars are made. Keep up the good work and go to the net and you’ll be raising the Cup, once again.

    A+ for the entire team. Well played, men.

    • Excellent game last night.. that is the same comnents I have been getting all day from fellow fans I see.
      I think what we have seen is the Team playing
      ‘the System’..what Sutter wants to the man…Do not think it has worked…Love Mother Sutter to death..but for whatever reason took til last night for him to make the necessary adjustments.
      And Greener!!!! As we all knew he was Sorely missed!
      Welcome back and TY for the leadership Play!
      GO KINGS GO!!!
      WWTC!!!
      WW

      • Exactamento hockeyjockey. Sutter finally made the necessary changes, and as I’ve been going on about for days, they worked a treat. I just hope the time it took Sutter to make the changes, letting the series get back to 2-2 when we should have gone up 3-0 or 3-1, doesn’t come back to haunt us. Now we have to win in their building or risk a game 7, in which home-dominated series often backfire in that last game where the home crowd is nervous so the home ice advantage reverses itself and works for the away team. I just hope so much we can end it in SJ in game 6.

  12. I was really hoping for a Game 5 review! What a game!

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