Toffoli Can’t Help Horrid PK
The Kings had a spirited 3rd period that saw them come back from a 3-1 deficit and had me jumping up and down in my garage. My neighbors thought I was killing a cat.
Jonathan Quick only saw 17 shots tonight and 4 more went past him. Were they his fault? You can debate all you want, but right now Jonathan Quick sucks and does not deserve to even be ON the USA Olympic team. There, I said it. He’s been dog shit.
So has the penalty kill been for that matter. They have only killed 17 of their last 26. Are you kidding me? NINE power play goals surrendered in the last 6 games is just unheard of. This isn’t just about losing Scuderi. I can’t figure if Regehr is really that awful or if every single opponent has figured out John Stevens defensive scheme.
Jonathan Quick just didn’t get it done… again. Only 12 shots in the first 2 periods and 3 of them were past him. He didn’t have a shot in the 3rd against him for over 13 minutes!!!
Meanwhile, the Kings were overcoming a 2 goal deficit thanks to Dustin Brown finally getting off his ass, and Tyler Toffoli’s amazing shot from the middle that found Mike Richards’ stick. (I’m so happy he’s back. Can we ship Frattin down?)
I do really want to blame the refs for this one. THREE missed high sticking calls but the worst was that fuckstain Mike HassenHitler getting in the way of Drew Doughty’s clearing pass allowing Nashville to score their 3rd goal. (No Mike, I will NEVER forget that game you called against Colorado when Terry Murray pulled his team off the ice because of the shit ass calls you made all game that nearly caused a riot at Staples. I’m a fucking ELEPHANT, baby!)
The Kings were also without the services of Jarret Stoll who left the game early in the 2nd period. I looked at his shift on the PK. He skated, didn’t hit anyone, then waved to the bench and skated off. This leads me to believe he either has VD, ate a bad taco, or simply has the flu. (update: groin)
4 days off before the worst team in the league comes to town. They play San Jose Tuesday and that won’t be pretty at all considering the guppies just lost at home for the first time since Clinton was President.
The Kings have now lost for the 3rd time at home in 8 games. Last season in 21 home games, they lost just 4 times.
Before David Legwand won his face-off leading to his game winning goal, he had only won ONCE in 8 tries.
Helen Kellerby was claimed by the Winnipeg Jets. Hysterical considering Edmonton is desperate for D and didn’t claim him. How bad must THEY think of him? Jeff Schultz has been pretty steady in Manchester and will likely be recalled WHEN one of our D-men gets hurt. Andrew Bodnarchuk has been pretty steady as well.
Carter has a broken foot and is out 4-6 weeks. There, I spilled the beans.
The Hockey News has a feature on Drew Doughty HERE
Guess what? Without Vey OR Toffoli, Manchester won AGAIN, 4-1.
Mark the calendar – Washington will get to exact their revenge on Ray Emery as the Flyers and Washington play a back-to-back set on Dec 15-17. Merry Christmas!