TRH Stanley Cup Final Gameday 3 – New Jersey Devils: Against the Curve


STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME #3

LA KINGS
40-27-15
95 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHL
vs
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
48-28-6
102 pts, 6th in Eastern Conference, 9th in NHL

Devils Won Season Series 2-0

Kings lead Stanley Cup Final 2-0

5:00pm, Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
NBC SN

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HAVE THE LA KINGS WON THE STANLEY CUP?
NO!

I don’t know about you guys… but I’m starting to think that playing this deep into the playoffs is really taking a toll… on how the players look.

Scarier than ever.

Scarier than ever.

Even more scarier than ever.

More cross-eyed than ever.

Sexier than ever.

Surprisingly better looking than ever.
Maybe it’s because the beard hides the baby fat.

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Indiana Matt realized that with 14 victories in the post-season… the Kings have now won more games in the playoffs than Terry Murray did in the 2012 Regular season. I know the Kings have looked strong but I am not a fan of their new pre-game ritual.

This is what a remake of Deliverance would look like with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.
Obviously Richards is the taking the Burt Reynolds roll. 

I’m not saying that the NBC coverage of the Los Angeles Kings-New Jersey Devils has been skewed one way…

But there is a reason they never cut to Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk while the game is going on.

This wouldn’t be the first time anyone has screamed at Pierre McGuire from behind his back.

The gentleman on the left of Jarret Stoll has a New York
and New Jersey “DEVILS” license plate around his neck.
I’m assuming he stole them off some cars in the parking lot during Game 1. 

Darryl Sutter is totally going all “Being John Malkovich” on Peter DeBoer.

Young Kanye Jon Quick is back! And he broke his glasses! 

Seriously… who wears a referee jersey to a Stanley Cup Final game?

Probably the same guy that wears a Hockey Night in Canada jersey to one.

Matthew Perry is a really good actor.
He did a perfect impression of what most LA Kings fans do during a game.

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.

Of course, all of the talk in this series has been about Jon Quick.

No joke here… I just think this is a cool photo.
Okay, fine… it does look like the goal camera is looking up his butt.

Jon Quick was the subject of a sit-down interview with Pierre McGuire in between periods. I’m not going to tell NBC how to do their jobs… but next time you may not want to show a bunch of current photos of Jon Quick when you are talking about his childhood.

NBC was looking to honor the death of a legend and decided to premiere its brand new re-boot of a classic Game Show. 

Worst. Episode of. Family Feud. Ever.

I don’t know, you guys. Each game of the Stanley Cup Final is so amazing I just want to grab the stranger next to me and hug them.

Get off me, you creeper.

It’s time for the Indiana Matt/Ironsight Design Photoshop Hour!!!

I wish there was someway to visually represent how Los Angeles Kings fans are feeling coming back to LA with a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

Close.

Closer.

Really, really close.

Nailed it.

GO KINGS GO!!!

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.