What does penguin taste like? Is it as yummy as duck?
The Pittsburgh Penguins make their way to the City of Kings (I don’t like the Angels, or Angels in general) tonight with an NHL record 7-0-0 road record to start their Stanley Cup hangover season. Not much of a hangover so far, but with a bit of grit and a few good bounces, the Los Angeles Kings are in prime position to give the Penguins a headache.
Many have talked about this game as a measuring stick. I prefer to think of it as a yard stick. Like the nuns in Sunday school used to have. Good for demeaning beatings. Sidney Crosby could use a good thwacking. Whether that comes from Dustin Brown making the golden child of the NHL more familiar with the boards at Staples than he’d like to be, or Anze Kopitar proving that there is a new superstar in the league, does not matter. Still, I’ll be rooting for both. Unfortunately, there is one Penguin the Kings’ won’t get a chance to properly thwack.
On how a team knows when they're becoming elite...
Crosby: "You go out there with the mentality that you expect to win, and I’m sure that’s something that is creeping into their minds right now. They expect to win, and they’re playing solid hockey. Kopitar is playing great. Everybody is playing great for them, but he’s really leading the way. So I would say, just beating good hockey teams builds confidence.”
Hoping for an exciting game and a Kings win. A win tonight would be huge for the teams confidence because it would be against the defending champs AND it would put an end to their road winning streak preventing the Pens from breaking the NHL record. I'm looking for a big game out of Kopitar because he is goig up against the NHL's best and he must continue his great play if the Kings want a "W" tonight.
Kings win 5-3.
Goals by the Nerd, the Pimp, Flavor Flav, Johnson, and Kopitar.
That is like the greatest thing I have ever seen
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.
The kings are going to win tonight! I have faith in them! This is the first time in years that i can actually say we have a shot at winning any game, and dont cringe when the opposing team is on the attack. go kings!!!