Two Words: Jonathan Bernier
The hardest thing to do is to come back from a 5 game road trip and win at home. Too many distractions, having sex with your wife or girlfriend, or both.
Tonight, while the head off the beer was still sloshing over the sides and before the first bite of an undercooked and overpriced chili and relish dog could be consumed, the Kings had a 2-0 lead courtesy Justin Williams and Columbus/Flyers reject Jeff Carter.
Did you know Jonathan Bernier is 9-0 when he actually starts?
The Kings then put a MMF choke hold on the Wild and never let go until they tapped out 57 minutes later.
The Kings only had 9 shots through 2 periods. On their 10th shot, they had their 3rd goal and I went and baked a triple layer fudge cake.
Newcomer Robyn Regehr made his presence felt, joyously pushing Alec Martinez to the press box. 18:25 of ice time and assisted on Williams 2nd goal. Not bad, but one thing was painfully obvious to me. He ain’t no Willie Mitchell.
Kings finally won a game without Tyler Toffoli in the lineup: Previously? 0-2 with 0 goals scored.
Last night, everyone who was traded to the Rangers scored. Tonight, Gaborik scored the game winner for the Jackets and Jagr scored the game winner for Boston. Weird.
The Coyotes trade Torres, Sullivan and Lombardi… then go out and beat Detroit.
Pittsburgh goes on a 15 game winning streak, trades for Iginla and have lost 2 out of 3.
The fight for that last Western Conference playoff spot is going to come right down to the last day… in a shootout.