The Tampa Bay Lightning were 12-2-2 in L.A. and they have that dynamo Teddy Purcell.
Ben Bishop was 13-2-0 and looks like a Transformer.
Martin St. Louis was playing in his 1,000th game while I was drinking my 1,000th beer.
The Lightning had killed 47 of their last 50 on the PK
The Kings were coming off a long road trip and playing their 5th game in 8 nights which is usually about as disastrous as a Toronto Mayor and a crack pipe.
But much like an elephant, the Kings remember the 5-1 pasting in Tampa on Oct 15th, their worst loss of the season. – “They beat our butts in their barn” Justin Williams said following the game. Players remember.
The Kings forecheck suffocated the Lightning who didn’t have a shot for 10 minutes.
Muzzin’s breakout to Williams to Doughty and Anze Kopitar scores for more than once in 31 games.
Even Matt Frattin scored! And when that happens, it makes us forget about Jonathan Bernier for about 76 seconds.
Wait… the Kings score on TWO power play goals? That’s like my old lady wanting to have sex with me twice in one week!
Color me NOT confident as the Kings at home blew a 3-0 lead against Ottawa and a 4-0 lead against Phoenix, so I’ll just be my usual pessimistic self for the next 35 minutes.
Oh look! Muzzin took his usual stupid penalty! 4 minutes no less. Like I said, color me NOT confident.
Holy shit! Linden Vey to Dwight King for a shortie?
Muzzin’s stupidity ends Scrivens shutout streak of 191:19. And yes, the Kings gave up another PP goal. Dammit!!! Dammit to HELL!!!!
Oh, wait. We’re still up 4-1
The Lightning were sloppier than my wife’s tampon and Dustin Brown scored for the first time in 18 games.
Tampa had TWO shots in the 2nd period. I had more Jaeger shots in two minutes!
I’m ignoring their 2nd goal. It doesn’t exist as fas as I’m concerned.
What I did like about the Kings coasting in the 3rd is that it gave B.S. some time to actually make a few nice Jonathan Quick type plays, giving him even MORE confidence heading into the next game.
Kings won 40 of 64 in the face-off circle.
Nice to see Pearson and Vey on the pp. They should be wicked as a witch when Carter returns.
Williams has 15 points in 14 games.
The Kings scored 5 goals and Dan Carcillo and Alec Martinez were -1
And the Wild actually LOST. And Florida beat Vancouver. (I love the quote today… when the Panthers coach announced to his team that they had never won in Vancouver, Tim Thomas shouted, “I have.”)
Can someone explain to me what the old guy in the penalty box does? What does he get paid to do? Are they former goal judges? Are they Gary Bettman favors?