I know everyone loves Simmonds, and I do, too. But he had an easy chance to score on the first shift of the game, and then has a 2-on-2 and totally whiffs on a pass to the boards that leads the Avalanche down the ice which a goal came like 30 seconds later.
I'm happy this period ended and is not because of the Kings play or trailing by one. Man does the Avs announcer suck donkey balls. Pure homerism, gets only excited on Avs rushes and tells stories and
informations that would put even a insomnic person to sleep.
Avalanche scored on a questionable non-whistle call, but have choked on a few chances close to the net. The Kings best chance was at the start when Simmonds couldn't lift the puck off the ice, and Kopitar having a seemingly wide open net that Anerdson sprawled back to save.
That goal wasn't on Ersberg, and it wasn't on the ref who didn't blow the whistle. It was ALL Jack Johnson, who felt the ref should have blown the whistle and quit playing, assuming the whistle would be blown. He was right there to tie up the stick and didn't do it.
It's those mental errors - small, tiny ones, that will destroy the Kings in the playoffs. NEVER stop playing until the whistle IS blown!!!