The Difference Makers

What was the biggest difference in the Los Angeles Kings team that took the ice Monday night against the Boston Bruins? It wasn’t that they finally played a full game for the first time in a month, or that they were relentless in shutting down the offense of one of the best teams in the NHL. No, the biggest different tonight was that these guys showed up… 

No, I’m not talking about the couple in the front. 

And of course… in a town where a young womans’ dream is to make it onto the big screen…

Dreams do come true. 

Oh, and this might of had a little something to do with the Kings 2-0 victory as well…

Must. Eat. Thornton. Face.


Don’t look now, but Kyle Clifford is tied for 5th in the league for fighting majors. Who needs Westgarth? Let me be the first to welcome the Los Angeles Kings back to the 2010-11 NHL Season. Now do it on Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks when it really counts. None of this beating the Eastern Conference bullshit. For all your Jack Edwards and Boston Bruins needs and wants… check out what some people are calling “The Royal Half of the East”… Days of Y’Orr. EDITORS NOTE: I am the only one who calls Days of Y’Orr that. 

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.