Um, I think this is for real.
Well, it wasn’t a victory against the NHL’s 4th best team like Thursday was… but the Los Angeles Kings will have to settle for a solid, dominating win against the NHL’s 5th best team tonight, the New Jersey Devils. The Kings outplayed the NHL’s hottest team and inched a bit closer to the dream of making the playoffs this season. There wasn’t a flaw in tonights game… the Kings came out strong and continued to play that way. This roadtrip has been a great example of how pro athletes learn… the team gives up a lead in the 3rd period to Montreal and loses. They sneek by a really bad team in Ottawa 1-0. They play 2 incredible periods against one of the NHL’s best in Washington and then barely hold on in a wild 3rd period. And then tonight, the Kings are in charge from the start of the game and they shut down the Devils in the 3rd…. Man, it is exciting to be a Kings fan right now. How long until the MainStreamMedia and the Hockey BlogOsphere start chatting up the possibility of the Kings grabbing that 8th spot. I give it 2 days.
Last season, The New Jersey Devils moved into a brand new, state of the art rink in beautiful downtown Newark. Well, like most of Jersey… it seems like it’s turned to shit within a year.
Seriously? This is the visiting locker room?
I also know that after the lockout, the NHL has made the players more accessible for interviews and interactions with the fans. But this is ridiculous.
and give up a goal for the Devils in the 2nd.
6-1-1 in their last 8 games. They must destroy the New York Islanders on Tuesday who seem to be where the Kings were last year…. last place.