Playoff Preview Party: Game 2

For me, this is the most accurate way that the people of Northern California have ever been depicted on television.

Okay, maybe this one is better.

I dare you to not spend the rest of your day watching AmbiSoul’s rants on YouTube.
I dare you.

The only thing worse than checking a dude’s face into the boards which gets you a 1 game suspension?
The judgemental stare of Rich Hammond. 

Jarret Stoll is out for Game 2. I’m okay with his suspension. That was an ugly, ugly hit and if the NHL did nothing it would set a bad precedent for the rest of the playoffs. Bobby Ryan can thank Stoll for that. But because of the Stoll suspension, for a brief few moments, it was almost Johnny Zeiler time for the Los Angeles Kings. So instead, Oscar Moller gets the call… and he must be incredibly excited to know that the only reason he’s playing in Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs is because of an administrative error

I really struggle to understand why Coach Murray won’t take Oscar Moller serious as an NHL forward.

Apparently, Dustin Penner has gone from a healthy scratch in Game 1 to back on the 1st (?) line for the Kings, with Michal Handzus and Dustin Brown. I think I know what is wrong with Penner. After spending 3 seasons in Edmonton, he’s just not used to playing in mid-April. Or maybe he’s had his mind on other, more personal matters.

Usually, Penner is a caddy for his GM come this time of year.

Game 2 is tonight at 7pm. I’ll probably be watching live. So use the comments below to scream once Moller gets his hat trick. 

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.