Sloppy Kings Beat Quacks
I love the Kings but they’re about as mentally prepared for the playoffs as I am from having Kate Upton as my girlfriend.
They started out fantastic. Hitting, banging, connecting on passes, holding the Ducks to one itty bitty shot on goal and they even scored a 1st period goal!
I am hearting Drew Doughty mega these days. Ever since Lombardi gave him a defenseman to play with he’s been about as on fire as a Brazilian night club.
But what the hell happened between periods? Did the ghost of Bob Marley spread the locker room with cannibus? Did Bela Lugosi rise from a casket and put a spell on both teams as eerie music played?
How else do you explain Jonathan Quick’s complete brain fart?
The Galaxy could have used Bobby Ryan who apparently kicked the puck in the net with his footsie giving them a 2-1 lead. It looked on the jumbotron that Richardson knocked it in but replay showed Ryan’s excellent hacky sack co-ordination. When the referee reversed the call, tartar sauce crept out of my ears I was so shocked. When does Toronto EVER reverse a decision like in the Kings favor?
How about when Cogliano and Quick were humping each other behind the net and seconds later he’s all alone on a breakaway? Thank you Mr. Quick for being in playoff mode tonight.
The Kings had ample opportunity on the power play, including a 4 minute spell where they skated around like Dorothy Hammill used to do during Tampon commercials. But Mike Richards got the game winner very late in the 2nd (on only the Kings 2nd shot) and now all the Kings fans had to do was sweat out the 3rd period.
Thank the stars the Kings played a relatively error free game as they didn’t have a penalty called on them until the final 2 minutes of the game, and the Ducks pretty much couldn’t pass or hold onto a puck either.
The Kings have a 3 point lead over the Sharks heading into their game… against the Sharks.
The Sharks are 14-1-5 at home this year. I’m hoping we just get a point.
The Kings are 18-2-2 when scoring first.
The Kings are 103-1-11 when leading after two periods
Explain something to me:
Manchester is 4 points out of a playoff spot. The Kings sign Nick Shore today and instead of sending him there to help with his 14 goals and 20 assists playing for Denver, he’s on his way to hang out with Charlie Sheen? Maybe that was the only way Lombardi could convince him to forego his senior year? I can just hear Darryl Sutter droning on and replying with sarcastic answers to reporters who ask, “Is he gonna play?”
I’m a bit late to the party but congrats to Tyler Toffoli (whose jersey I was wearing tonight) won the AHL rookie of the year.
Speaking of the Monarchs, Derek Forbort recorded an assist tonight in their 4-3 victory over Hershey
No, you’re eyes did not deceive you – some old fart decided to dance tonight and the Mayor caught it.