I'm really curious what penalties the Canucks fans are whining about.
Other than the unsportmanlike conduct penalty to Kesler (assumed to be due to the snow bath he gave Quick), every penalty they received was clearly warranted. Considering everything, the Kesler penalty was probably deserved as well.
There's no gray area when a player hits the puck over the glass.
Bitz' cheap shot on Clifford was called correctly.
Salo clearly took a hooking penalty to slow down Williams and prevent a breakaway.
Lapierre and Kassian both deserved their charging penalties.
Kings are getting a lot of love from bunch of teams.
Originally Posted by Martyros
Even Ducks fans!
A win for the Kings is a win for all hockey fans in Southern California. Just like the Ducks winning was huge for hockey here.
I hate the Kings (because of the geographical situation) but its not like we have ever had a meaningfull game between our 2 teams. Once we meet in the playoffs then the real rivalry starts. Until then you are just the Big brothers who havnt won a cup Jk. But seriously congratz and I hope you make it atleast past the Canucks Sharks and Wings.
also interesting that Cancusk fans preached the godly defence of Pahlsson and he was a team worst -8 fenwick -10 corsi. Amazingly the only player from both teams with similarly bad stats aren't his linemates but is Stoll
Brown(10) and Kopitar(8) with the highest corsi/fenwick. That line with Williams needs to finish their chances - they outplayed the Canucks 5on5 by a pretty big margin.
Great game by us! Now we need to focus on the next game! I'm pretty sure that they will try to go after either Richards or Greene, maybe both of them.
The question is: Which player should replace Clifford if he's out?
In Loktionov we get a skilled player with some speed, but he lacks size and gritiness. We also have Westgarth, who is gritty but slow. I'm not sure if Lok is the right player to put in for this game, and the same with Westy because Vancouver is a speedy team! What do we do!?