The Devils are a talented group of players and for all the accolades showered upon our Kings by the exceptional Devils’ announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick and raspy voiced color man Chico Resche, we offer the same in return with sincerity.
The first period saw both teams generate chances with one exception – New Jersey kept their shots on goal and the Kings kept shooting wide. Apart from that, the Kings skated with New Jersey in every stride. The Devils got on board first with a beautiful cross ice pass from Zach Parise to the always fun to say Johnny Oduya. Oduya’s goal was fortuitous as it pinballed off Jack Johnson’s skate, rapidly changed direction, deflected off the inside of Quick’s right pad and ricocheted into the net. A questionable penalty call on Matt Greene against a net crashing Rob Niedermayer (who is living proof that the jersey can, in some cases, make or break a look as Rob looks imminently less inept and hate worthy without the CalTrans colors) gave the Devils’ a man advantage. The penalty call was apparently for “falling” as that is exactly what Niedermeyer did without any assistance from Greene. The Devils were a menace on the ensuing powerplay but the Kings’ stingy defense and Quick’s reflexes kept the deficit at one.
Kings v. Devils New Franchise Record: POSTGAME THOUGHTS & TIDBITS
Should the Kings come away with a win, they would have their first 5-0 road trip in franchise history, their first six-game winning streak since March 11-23, 2002, and they would also push their road winning streak to seven games. The franchise record is eight games, set from Dec. 18, 1974-Jan. 16, 1975. So yeah, it would be a pretty big win, Terry Murray said this morning.
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! All you weenies crying about it being over repent. The Kings are going all the way! GO KINGS GO!
"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.
did i seriously just see that? we beat the devils...in come from behind fashion...about 20 hours after doing the same to boston? AND we did it in regulation? AND it was the 5th game of a road trip? WTF?