Admit it, when the Penguins would-be 3rd goal went to video review, you threw your hands up in the air, muttered a slew of curses at the deities that be, chugged the rest of your beer and quietly resolved not to be angry, but rather to just take it out on your significant other later on, like a good sports fan.
I know you, when the Kings took their 7th penalty and 2nd or 3rd bogus call of the game against the league’s best powerplay, you said out loud “screw you Bob, I know you’re gonna say it, that they’re the best in the league, that the Kings had held them scoreless so far, I know they’re gonna score, I hate you all and I need another beer.”
Come on, when you read Matt Barry’s treasonous attempt at jinxing the Kings out of an injury, then saw James Neal on the ice, then remembered the tweetfest Scribe posted about Neal, you knew you were never going to read either one of those asshole fan blogs again.
Turns out you don’t know dick.
The Toronto War Room had to back the fuck off and let the refs make the first right goal call in a Kings game in what feels like years.
The Kings didn’t give up a single powerplay goal, despite a parade to the penalty box.
Neal was meaningless, the Kings came out unscathed.
Love ’em or hate ’em, the Penguins put on a hell of a good hockey show, and the Kings were ready for the dance. This game had everything besides a fight, something that is increasingly uncommon in Los Angeles. Going 3-0 on the road trip is enough to get excited about, but what gets me all giddy and tingly is that the Kings won two games in a row despite their goalie giving up a dumb goal.
Richards was my favorite player this game. He’s been better lately but for my money, tonight was the first truly Mike Richards game that Richards has played in a year. He was making plays left and right and fighting HARD. Someone misses his old East Coast rivalries.
Gaborik continues to insert himself onto the scoresheet.
Alec Martinez is a beast.
Martin Jones made this save and I hit my head on the floor.
http://video.kings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=588587 (won’t embed for some reason, or I’m stupid)
The team played as a complete unit. There are still a handful of games left, but it is almost enough to tentatively say they are getting hot at the right time. Again.
Now excuse me while I go take out my excitement on my significant other.
Categories: L.A. Kings Game Reports