The Professor Teaches Devils a Lesson
The Devils were like the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Attacking, attacking, attacking. But the Kings weathered the storm and had a little kamikaze of their own.
I’m never a fan of using the same goalie in back-to-back games but I have to remember, Darryl Sutter is a GENIUS and Ben Scrivens stopped a runaway big rig, a freight train, and a grandma rolling down a San Francisco hill in her wheelchair. The Kings forecheck was tougher than an atomic bomb. Kopitar was a beast.
Muzzin took his usual dumb penalty but more than made up for it as his shot from the point found Dwight King’s stick for his 6th tally in his 100th game. Only 900 more before he gets a watch, or a silver stick, or some sushi.
But the biggest moment of the game came with 2:51 left as Mike Richards took an even dumber penalty than Muzzin by closing his hand on the puck…. but the Kings forecheck was as amazing as every Carl’s Jr model naked and a penalty against the forecheck of Trevor Lewis led to an Anze Kopitar power play empty net goal! Yay! Anze scores more than once in 31 games!
The Devils are now 2-5 their last 7 vs the Kings. Just sayin’
The kids looked good again. Vey had a breakaway but missed BUT Sutter had him on the PK with 2 minutes left. That says something. I’m not sure what, but it says something. Toffoli didn’t have a point tonight, so I cried. Pearson wasn’t quite up to the task of dealing with the Devils forecheck, but hey, its the kids 3rd game. How many more times can I write forecheck in this blog?
To think the only game they lost on this trip was to the shitty, stinky awful Buffalo Sabres is pretty funny. But 5 points out of 6. The Kings’ll take it. My psyche will take it. My mood will take it.
… and the Ducks just lost AGAIN!!!! (To a goaltender who was 0-5 in shootouts no less)
… and Jordan Nolan’s papa won in his debut, and John Scott didn’t kill anyone.
The Kings are currently in 8th place – if they were in the East, they would be SECOND just ONE point out of first.
If you’re a hockey player, and you suck or are always hurt, eventually its going to catch up to you and the millions and millions you’re used to making turn into big fat ZEROES. Yes, I’m talking about YOU Simon Gagne, who had been ripping off GM’s for quite some time (including Lombardi, especially for what he (didn’t) produced.) – Even with many injuries around the league, Gagne still can’t find anyone to take a chance on his glass like frame.
Nik Antropov and Alexi Ponikorovski also come to mind. Get rid of these players that rip off their fans and bring up hungry kids who want to show the world what they’re made of.
Thanks to Mr. Half for the Scrivens Logo