Wow, that was one ugly hockey game. I’m sure the Los Angeles Kings coaching staff can’t be too pleased with the 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, but any fan of hockey had to enjoy this barnburner. But with all the hat tricks, butt-ends to the balls and other crazy things to happen in last night’s game, the most interesting stat to come of out the game was this one:
“Kings forward Alexei Ponikarovsky now has 1 goal all-time on nights that Ilya Kovalchuk is a healthy scratch.”
“Oh, thank god I finally scored. Now Kings fans everywhere
will realize I am a suitable alternative to signing Ilya Kovalchuk.“
And with Brad Richardson scoring his first NHL hat trick, he’d have to make the front page of NHL.com with a clever pun like “Rich With Goals” right? Right? RIGHT?!?
The Wild, Blackhawks and Stars 3 of the next 4 nights on the road. Well, this should be fun.