You’re probably worried. I get it. The Kings did not play particularly well in Chicago. There are major questions about our top line and Mike Richards is out of the lineup once again. Hell, even Jonathan Quick got pulled!
Ain’t that some shit.
Unfortunately for smirking Hawks fans everywhere and even more sadly for you Kings fans that have mentally thrown in the towel, this series is exactly as far from over. Did you expect the Blackhawks to go down in 4 or 5 games? You did know that the idea was always to win our three home games and steal just one on the road, right?
It would have been awesome and oh so comforting if that steal had been in the first two, but it didn’t work out that and that doesn’t matter. How we lost doesn’t matter.
What matters is taking care of business at home.
This team has given you precisely zero reason to doubt the outcome of tonight’s game. I’m sure it will be tough, probably pretty scary, but that extra gear the team was missing on the road is lurking at Staples.
Crawford has not been sufficiently tested. Tonight that changes.
Carter hasn’t found room to shoot. Tonight that changes.
Doughty has not matched Keith’s play. Tonight that changes.
Jonathan Quick had one off game. If you have been paying attention to Jonathan Quick’s career, having a shitty game means his energy and focus will be redoubled tonight. Prepare to see some frustrated and pissed off Chicago shooters.
Hell, I even think Kopitar will play well tonight.
Because I prayed for it, motherfuckers.
Our Kings, these defending Cup Champ Kings, who art on home ice,
Hallowed be thy game.
Thy Kingdom can come when thy wills be done,
In this game, as it has been in so many others.
Give us this day all the goals Quick needs, and forgive us for dropping two on the road,
As we pretend to forgive Dave Bolland for being a reckless asshole.
And lead past this third game and past this third round. Past these smarmy fuck Hawks.
And deliver us a win.
United Center sounded like Hollywood “Quiet On Set!”
Let’s show the Hawks what it sounds like when we call “Action!”
Fuck the “Chicago Way”.
So go nuts tonight.
GO FUCKING NUTS!
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