Stupid Saturday


Tonight was the NHL’s SUPER SATURDAY, as all 30 teams were in action for just the 3rd time in NHL History. Across the country, hockey fans were excited to experience a chance to watch every single NHL team on television… well every single team except two. The Los Angeles Kings vs the Nashville Predators. The ONLY game not televised… on a night EVERYONE is playing.

Kings 4, Predators 5, Fans with Televisions, 0

So without a television to watch… Take yourself back to a “pre-video on demand” internet. Gather the whole family up in the living room, pour yourself a glass of scotch… as I present a game wrap-up, Slide Show style.

1st Period

Some Nashville player I’ve never heard of scores
and stops the Kings penalty kill streak at 27.


Nashville scores again.


Nashville scores again. On the Power Play. 3-0.

2nd Period


This happens again. For the 2nd time in 3 games.


Jarret Stoll scores.


Jarret Stoll scores again.


Jarret Stoll scores every night.

3rd Period


Ex-King Jerred Smithson haunts his former team. Nashville is up 4-2.


Tootoooooooooooo!!! 5-2.


Captain Brownie Squares makes it 5-3.

Frolov scores with a minute left to make the game seem closer than it was.
5-4 Final.


Patrick O’Sullivan feels shame. And a photographer loves rack focus.

And I discovered this gem while looking for photos for the re-cap tonight.


NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25: A fan yells at referee Brian Pochmara #43 during the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers on October 25, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Things I Learned from Watching the Nashville Predators:

Well, you see, that’s the thing… the game wasn’t on tv.

The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.