TRH 2ND ROUND PLAYOFF RECAP 7 – SAN JOSE SHARKS: GAME HEAVEN


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

KINGS 2, SHARKS 1
 

As emotionally scarring and stress inducing this series between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks has been, there's one quote that I've caught myself thinking about over and over again:
 

"This is so exciting. I wish it could go on forever." – Bob Cole

Obviously no sane person would actually want to live in a world where this series never ended, but this has been one of my favorite stretches of Kings hockey ever. However, the end of the road was here and the two teams squared off for the final time this season in a Game 7.

It was a gut wrenching 24 hours leading up to many Kings fans first experience with a Game 7. Sleep was lost, relationships were strained and work was largely ignored, but we finally made it to game time.

A grueling night was in store for both teams and their fan bases. Would the Kings quest to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions continue? Could the Sharks finally win on the road?
 

***SPOILER ALERT***

Best! Vine! Ever!
 
 
PREGAME:
May as well have lit your money on fire.
 
I like our starting lineup!
 
Worst. Canadian. Ever.
 
Classic NorCal smack talk.
 
The honestly is much appreciated.
 
I don't think that Noelle is Pro-Niemi.
 
That's how we all became Kings fans. …And probably why Drew Doughty re-signed.
 
 
FIRST PERIOD:
At least make a bet you know could possibly win.
 
 
 
Mike MilkTitsBury is the best.
 
The important things in life.
 
 
SECOND PERIOD:
Better be careful with Sammy Sizzle out there.
 
Bargaining is the third stage of grieving.
 
THE KINGS ARE NOT BITCHES!!!
Oh, I see what you meant to say.
 
You know things are not going well for the Sharks when Canucks fans are trolling.
 
I said the very same thing for different reasons.
 
San Jose Sharks fans, everyone!
 

Back-to-back "Dad must be proud" tweets.
 
HASHTAG: FOR REAL FO TEAL
 
Figuratively.
 
Every year the NHL makes sure that 29 teams don't win the Stanley Cup. Conspiracy!
 
Priceless.
 
The very important things in life.
 
 
THIRD PERIOD:

And has been grammar lessons.
Thanks for making that easier, Aaron.
 

Uh oh.
*fetal position*
 
Right??
 
Um, what?
 
Dammit, Quick needed that compliment!
 

SHOTS FIRED!
 
Mmmm…cake.
 
Classic choker talk.
 
Poetry.
 
More poetry.
 

What are you talking about? The Kings did lose Game 4.
 
There are so many problems with this tweet.
 
"I hate this team! Now, how can I make some money back…"
 
DVR Alert!! I hope Jack didn't see any spoilers.
 

Love it. But next time let him answer the phone first.
 
I only put this tweet in for @theroyalhalf.
 
Anyone want to reply to her tweet?
 
Or his?
 
Is that you, Mark Spector?
 
Favorite tweet.
 
 
 
 
TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT
 
3) Sharks Fans

 

 
2) Justin Williams
 

Sup?

 
1) Jonathan Quick
 
Can't wait for the Kings to trade this guy so we can see what Jonathan Bernier can do!
 
 
 

Seriously, how awesome are Game 7s?
…Now let's never have another one again.

 

 

 

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.