They Didn’t “Beat L.A.”
I’ve got to hand it to you optimists.
Your energy and never say die attitude must have floated up into some karmic nether world because that vortex was thrust upon the Kings tonight.
All this and a #1 box office hit? (sorry, just had to get that in). What’s next, they actually find the Malaysian airliner? (had to get that one in too)
They were absolutely perfect. Whatever Jonathan Quick smoked between games. Smoke it again.
I haven’t seen a period this dominated by the Kings since Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Winning team.
Tomas Tatar and rookie phenom Nyquist didn’t have single point between them for Detroit. Tyler Toffoli was on the verge of being KRAGL’d to the bench and all of a sudden, the kryptonite came off and Superman emerged.
Tanner Pearson? Lombardi FINALLY drafted a forward that pays dividends! He was an absolute BEAST (speaking of beasts, the Sharks National Anthem singer? Yuck!)
In the last blog I politely suggested Anze Kopitar put the biscuit in the basket. Even Little Red Riding Hood would have been happy with what he deposited.
Of course with everyone blowing 2 goal leads, including the Kings in game 2, Jonathan Quick needed be be stingier than my Uncle Hymie with a dollar.
But the Kings got a much needed bounce and Jeff Carter scored (a power play goal? How shocking!) and Niemi was chased again. Let’s get into the fuckers head Monday!
The Kings then played solid hockey for 38 more minutes.
The only disappointment has been Richards, who wasn’t physical, did nothing on the 4th line and was 4 out of 11 in the face-off circle. I’d rather see Nolan take his place and send a message to him.
They still need to block more shots IMO, especially on the PK.
The Sharks had 26 giveaways.