L.A. Kings Hockey Beats Blackhawks 3-1 in Game Three

L.A. Kings hockey wins faceoffs.

L.A. Kings hockey aggressively forechecks in all three zones.

L.A. Kings hockey punishes opposing forwards who keep the puck on their sticks.

L.A. Kings hockey hits, hits, hits again and, for good measure, hits some more.

L.A. Kings hockey goes to the net, in a simple north to south game and wills pucks into it.

L.A. Kings hockey is intimidating, edgy, gritty, a little dirty and unbeatable in a playoff series.

Tonight was a lot more L.A. Kings hockey than games 1 and 2 and, my Hockey God, was it beautiful to watch.

There is much room for improvement but, from the drop of the puck to the final horn, I could breathe. The L.A. Kings system under Darryl Sutter is oxygen in my lungs, blood through my veins, and a firm scowl on my brow for any fuck in an opposing jersey, especially these bandwagoning Blackhawks fans.

“Hey Blackhawks fans!” YOU SUCK!

“Hey bandwagoning Blackhawks fans!” YOU SUCK!

“Hey neither born nor raised in Illinois Blackhawks fans!” YOU SUCK

“Hey former Red Wings fans, turned Penguins fans, turned Blackhawks fans!” YOU SUCK!

“Hey responsible for Barack Obama being president Blackhawks fans!” YOU…

I digress.

Duncan Keith…burn the NHL rulebook and any discipline supplement that accompanies it if this bastard is skating in game 4. He intentionally swings a stick at Jeff Carter’s face, Carter’s beautiful face, in retaliation, and maliciously so and injures Carter in the process. If that is not suspension worthy but a check that makes contact with the head, even unintentionally, is, then everyone throw your hands up in the air, give the NHL Department of Player Safety a dual bird sign and let’s all acknowledge that rule applications are arbitrary, capricious and have the exact value of dick.

To the game…

Kopitar on the third line. Keep him there. He was moving his feet and resembled some of the better parts of our beloved Kopitar.

Penner-Carter-Toffoli. Loved it. Titty something or other (can’t remember what Jacob calls Toffoli) is quick with the puck – quick decisions, quick passes, quick release. The kid has skill and style and having two snipers on the line with a big, mean, playoff Penner gave the Hawks fits…which is good and must continue.

Drew Doughty. Thank you for joining us in the Western Conference Finals.

Jake Muzzin. Sans a couple of hiccups, solid game. If Muzz can regain his confidence, play efficient and intelligent D and get his O game going, the Kings will add a dimension to their game, especially from the point on the powerplay.

Slava Voynov. I try not to think about his contract in the offseason. His broken stick game winner just confirms the kid has a magical touch.

Matt Greene. He hit everything and made some deft defensive plays, including breaking up passes with his stick, that made him a star in this game for me.

Jonathan Quick. That blocker save. Dude.

Titty Top Shelf…I think that’s it. Toffoli’s nickname Don’t ask me, ask Surly.

2-0 is 2-1. It must become 2-2.

We then win a road game and another here…but for now, just Thursday, that is it, the focus, the only thing that matters. Forget this game. Win the next.

Great crowd tonight. Be even better Thursday.

Go Mother Sutting Kings!



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17 replies

  1. I’ve decided Toffoli’s nickname is “Toofles.”

  2. linden vey gave him the nickname top titty in the minors and it stuck

  3. What happened to all the Kings fans who said “we’re done”..? I’d like them to break down exactly what we did right in this game just as diligently and begrudgingly as they did game 2… Go KINGS Go
    WE NEED THREE MORE N TWO OF “EM ARE AT HOME
    WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GO THE DISTANCE
    I DIDN’T SEE AN “INJURED” TEAM AT WORK TONIGHT
    Another $40 in my pocket too…Sweep? FUGGOFF!!!

  4. Thanks for filling us in on the highlights. I work during most of these games and it’s tough to get an idea of how they go sometimes.

  5. I miised it too. Had to work. But shit when I don’t work they lose. I work Thursday so they will be money. I’m off on Saturday so I think I might pick up that shift…also the three idiots on nhl network said no suspension for keith. Really? I agree that if he isn’t suspended one game than its complete anarchy from here on out. Dress nolan and let him take a two handed slobber knocker at kane’s fucking head. Brown got two games right? Fuck shannahan and fuck the nhl!

    • I love the passion, but that’s not how the Kings play. We have class and sportsmanship; leave that bullshit to Phoenix, Vancouver, and apparently Chicago. We will just keep winning and doing so with pride.

  6. We may have a chance when Keith is suspended, and he WILL be suspended. He’s a REPEAT OFFENDER, he hates female reporters and seems to apologize a lot and not mean it. Shanahan on Bouchard’s similar sick incident suspension: “Regardless of where the slash was INTENDED… Bouchard is RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS STICK and the End Result”

  7. Even McSorely spit beer all over his TV after that thwack…

  8. Just finished watching the game..
    Wow! That 2nd line was a thing of beauty.
    Staples Center… Seemed really quiet. At least on TV. Wake up!!

    • Crowd was rocking. NBC audio blows. Compare HNIC feed with NBC sometime. Night and day. Cup
      Final last season really brought it home for me when I watched each in the summer

  9. “Hey responsible for Barack Obama being president Blackhawks fans!” YOU… hahaha!…
    Bottom line – the defense dictated the pace and we were more aggressive offensively. Hmmm, not a complicated formula. The Quick cleaned up our lapses (as usual) and that blocker save was Hasek-esqe! Keith HAS to be suspended – save the apology pal. I agree, leave Kopi on the 3rd line, and “Tofutti Klein” w/Pens & Carts. #14 IS A STUD. GOTTA TAKE IT THURSDAY!!!!!!

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