TRH 2ND ROUND PLAYOFF RECAP 4 – SAN JOSE SHARKS: FOUR GET


*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF,
BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*

KINGS 2, SHARKS 2


The maddening conclusion of Games 2 and 3 left both fan bases bitter. Borderline calls by the referees had swung the momentum for opposing teams in each game and ultimately decided the outcome. Fans don't go to hockey games to watch the referees, yet they were becoming the focal point of this series.

While neither team liked what transpired, they couldn't do anything about it now. What they could do was move on and realize that things had evened up, and this was assuredly the end of any referee interference that would determine the final score.

And it was a good day heading into Game 4. Kings fans were especially excited that longtime supporter Kevin Ryder from KROQ's Kevin & Bean was going to live tweet the second period from the @LAKings official feed!

The team was 5-0 this season when a guest tweeter took over the account (3-0 with @theroyalhalf, 1-0 with @johnondrasik, and 1-0 with @wilw), so it was a great omen heading into the game.

Refs were done evening up calls and the Kings had a celebrity guest to run their Twitter account.

Nothing could ruin this!

Let's just get to the game already.
 
 
PREGAME:

LACIN' 'EM UP!
 

Sheesh. Come on, that won't happen for a third straight game.
 

LACIN'– Wait, didn't we do this already?

I think I found Jeremy Roenick's personal Twitter account.
 
 
FIRST PERIOD:
That was quick.
 

It'll settle down, I'm sure of it.
 

CHEATERS! Bring back the teal!
 

Jonathan Quick is just keeping his #GloveHandStrong.
 

 
SECOND PERIOD:

Solid start.

MGOD is not a fan of the refs.
 

Definitely don't want to mess with this guy.
 

Sigh. More on this later.
 
 
THIRD PERIOD:
It's just one of those days …where you lose faith in humanity.
 

Natoni was the best roommate I've ever had. Miss ya, bud!
 

 

Solid contact.
 
Every Kings fan can relate and is nodding in agreement.
 

COMIN' BACK!
 

That's been my excuse since the start of the 2012 playoffs.
 

Series is tied 2-2?
 

Never change, Blues fans.
 
 
 
TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT:
 
3. Kevin Ryder
 
 
Someone said something stupid on Twitter and we're supposed to make fun of them?! How juvenile is that?!
 
 
 
So Kevin made a mess of the LAKings official Twitter feed last night by making an inappropriate joke. Had he said it on the air or on his personal Twitter, likely nothing would have been made of it. Since it was on the team's account, everyone shares the blame for a stupid comment about a topic that really should never be joked about.
 
In case you missed it:
 
 
People were naturally offended because you shouldn't joke about sexual assault, which should be obvious to everyone.
 
I mean, people just shouldn't say stupid things like that when the entire world can read it.
 

 
2. Jonathan Bernier
 
Jonathan Bernier still has yet to lose a game in the playoffs while the overpaid and perennial loser Jonathan Quick blew another game for the Kings. Did you know Quick hasn't even scored a goal yet in the playoffs despite getting the most ice time? And his plus-minus is at zero! What does Darryl Sutter see in this guy?!
 

 
Bet you Quick supporters didn't even know that he doesn't even lead the league in wins, SV % or GAA. Nope, he's in second in every category! We can't stand for this mediocrity.
 
 

1. Ref Haters

OH SNAP!

We can all agree that San Jose needs more bidets.

Everyone just needs to calm down. You're acting like children.

What a moron.

 

 

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies. You can follow him on Twitter.

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.