June 6th, 2012 is the day the Los Angeles Kings win their 1st Stanley Cup in the clubs history. Book it!
Also, I'll have a permanent reminder. My mom'll turn 53 on Wednesday. She doesn't watch hockey, but I can't forget the date ever. Not just because of fan stuff, just the sheer fact you don't forget a mother's birthday if you value your life.
Quick's on the verge of breaking one of two records I never thought would be broken.
Quick's postseason playoff GAA and save percentage are the best recorded by a Stanley Cup Final goalie, with a minimum of 10 games played, since Jacques Plante posted a 1.43 GAA and .949 save percentage over 10 games for the St. Louis Blues in 1969.
Quick's #'s after tonight are 1.36GAA and .950SV%. If he can hold those #'s, he'll have the all-time best SV% since the NHL started keeping track in 1968 and be the 2nd best playoff goalie overall - best in almost 50 years.
Plante's save percentage is the best recorded by a goalie since the NHL established that statistic in 1968, and his goals-against average ranks second behind Frank Brimsek's 1.25 in 12 games for the Boston Bruins in 1939.
Fun fact guys, Brimsek or Brimšek was a Slovenian aswell.
Sitting in the cheap seats at the Forum, watching the Kings get creamed night after night, feeling completely crushed after the Kings traded Gretzky, knowing at that moment we would suck hard for a long time after that... There were lots of times I have to confess I thought I'd never live to see anything like what I'm seeing...
I am in shock. Just absolutely amazed and euphoric right now...