The Kings. I freaking loathe the Kings. I look at the entire roster and I’m like
The Kings are like the Raiders of the NHL. Kopitar is a quality dude, but GUILT BY ASSOCIATION.
Rust? Food hangover? Focused on Xmas present they received? I DON’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT IT WAS NOT GOOD HOCKEY. Bad passing. No prolonged pressure. And zone entries. OH MY GOD THE ZONE ENTRIES.
Luckily, the Kings took four penalties in the first and on the Power Play, Olli was able to get one in the net.
Yotes went into the locker room up 1-o after some good work by BB Goalie and Ollibear.
Sweet Baby Jesus, the discipline. Chipchura and Forbert had fighting majors that offset, but then the Yotes took THREE PENALTIES. Antoine, Brad, and………VICTOR VASILIEVICH TIKHONOV, YOU KNOW BETTER! By the grace of Boyd Gordon, the PK did not allow any goals, but they had to work their asses off that period.
THE GODDAMN WHEELS FELL OFF. Did Tipp not yell at them about penalties during the second intermission!?!?!?!?!?!? Doughty power play goal. Tanner Pearson even strength goal. OMG EVERYONE SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE AND CALM THE F DOWN…………just kidding, go ahead and take another penalty and a power play goal will be scored by…..
3-1. THREE TO ONE. FREAKING THREE GOALS IN THE THIRD PERIOD. CAN WE GET OUR AS…………….omg boyd down. boyd down. not a drill.
Match penalty to Muzzin. Boyd down. Boyd down. Boyd down. BOYD DOWN. BOYD DOWN AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Boyd had to be helped off the ice. UUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHH. So we had a man advantage for five minutes. Alec Martinez got pressured and tossed the puck over the glass for an additional penalty. 5 on 3.
Antoine goal from Stone & Boeds!
30 seconds later? Olli from Domi & Boedker
I don’t want to talk about it. My very best hockey dude hung my other very best hockey dude out to dry. IS THERE A HALLMARK CARD FOR THIS SITUATION!?!?!?!?? Oh Teek. Oh BB Goalie.
Teek played hard against Kopitar all night. Going from being waived to centering the second line and going up against one of the best centers in the game? Takes time to adjust.
Murphy (The Last American) has been noticeably good lately. Rieder was noticeably good tonight and on PK had a couple steals and quasi-breakaways. Boyd (OMG THE PAIN) was good on PK, as always. He won 80% of his faceoffs and had over 7 minutes of TOI shorthanded. Those are hard minutes.
We got a point when we didn’t deserve one. You cannot take 8 penalties in a game and expect to get any points. 8 PENALTIES. EIGHT. You can’t blame the refs. Reffing is what it is and you have to roll with it. 8 PENALTIES.
Although we did get three power play goals, it was rough looking all night. The passing was off. I love Boedker, but I do not like him on the point. He seems so scared and overly cautious and struggles to keep it in. And OMG the zone entries on PP.
Also, Jordan Nolan was running around with his elbows up. THIS FUCKING TEAM. UUUUUGH. Nolan, who freaking concussed Klesla and ended his career. MY MEMORY IS LONG
Lindback gets the start tomorrow night in Denver in this second part of this back-to-back. I hope that after that, the net goes back to BB Goalie. The snafu tonight wasn’t his fault, and while you want your goalie to make timely saves, 8 FUCKING PENALTIES PEOPLE.
The next time we play LA is January 23rd. I’ll be ready.