Roman Polak, You Got Knocked The Fuck Out!
Colin Hay once sang, “It’s a mistake”
Starting your goaltender on back-to-back games is like having Lindsay Lohan as your bartender.
Last season, here are your stats:
- Starter – Starter – (125-101-35) – (.546 pts pct) — 2.65 gpg — 2.65 gapg*
- Backup – Backup – (32-33-5) – (.493 pts pct) — 2.41 gpg — 3.01 gapg
- Starter – Backup – (137-129-45) – (.513 pts pct) — 2.61 gpg — 2.86 gapg*
- Backup – Starter – (79-73-17) – (.518 pts pct) — 2.80 gps — 3.10 gapg*
- Source: http://blackbluegold.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/vulgar-statistics-goalies-in-back-to-back-games/
I admit, after scoring 5 goals last night and facing a pissed off Blues team, I expected a serious Ken Hitchcock Vs Darryl Sutter defensive bore-a-thon.
What I got were a lot of pissed off players who wanted to beat the ever loving shit out of each other.
Jonathan Bernier smelled like flattened skunk. Those first three “deflections” have to be stopped. If you’re gonna be a #1. If you’re gonna make people forget Jonathan Quick. If you’re not gonna be hated because you’re French… you CANNOT get pulled from the game. 3 goals on 9 shots?
Right after Barrett Jackman and 4th liner in Colin Fraser hugged each other, Kyle Clifford and Roman Polak squared off. Now, every time Clifford fights he usually winds up eating his opponents knuckles. Tonight he ate Roman’s but at the same time he actually delivered an uppercut to Roman’s jaw that knocked him on his ass so hard the linesman jumped on top to keep him from moving. That’s how fucked up he thought Roman was.
Gotta hand it to the kid, he’s one tough motherfucker. Not only did he get up, albeit thinking he was in Disneyland while hundreds of Tinkerbells were floating around his head, he finished the game! Ram tough!
But watch closely – Clifford actually tells Dustin Penner to get off the ice!
Meanwhile, back to the game.
Bernier was doing his best “Mr. Softee” imitation and Quick wasn’t much better. He was so horribly positioned during Chris Stewart’s goal, it actually looked like he was taking a dump.
I fully expected to be heading to my car soon to clean up my 2 year olds projectile vomiting (thanks Mr. Flu!) but I keep forgetting something! We’re the defending Stanley Cup Champs!
And the Kings acted like it.
Justin Williams said in the post game show that someone was talking shit following their goal and that pissed off the Kings more than when you give a motorcycle cop the finger.
Voynov did again what Doughty hasn’t done all year. Okay, it’s 4-2 heading into the 3rd.
Wait, I don’t have much hope. This is a back-to-back home game. The Kings will be GASSED in the 3rd. This is their 3rd game in 4 nights!
You know what the Kings said? Stick it up your ass, BigMouthBarry!
By the time people were heading back to their seats for the 3rd period Richards and Muzzin (Muzzin?) had tied the game and the guy who only scores goals when it doesn’t matter notched his league leading 6th game winning goal.
Going back to last regular season (not playoffs), Drew Doughty has not scored a goal in 25 games. But he continues to do the “little things”… for 7 million dollars.
Jack Johnson is -9
Anthony Stewart (Chris’ brother), remember him? in 15 games with Manchester, he’s got only 3 goals and 1 assist.
Oscar Moller has 18 goals and only 8 assists – his linemate Bud Hollway has 19 goals and 49 assists to lead his club. It’s nice to be the king in a league where nobody gives a shit.