TRH PLAYOFF RECAP GAME 1 – SAN JOSE SHARKS: HOME ICE SLAVANTAGE


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

KINGS 2, SHARKS 0


Round 2 already? That was fast.

Sorry, I'm not used to the quick turnaround. Last year the Los Angeles Kings gave fans a couple of weeks off between games so my internal clock is all screwed up. Good thing I have my Game 1 tickets to the Honda Center!
 
Wait, what? The Ducks lost to the No. 7 seed? But their superstars just signed two of the biggest contracts in the league. And they were up 3-2 in the series. And they had home-ice in Game 7. They really lost?!?
 
 
Huh. Well then, let's recap which teams are playing real quick:
Canucks fans can't even get drunk right.
But I guess that means the Sharks won.

Appreciate the clarity!
 
So it's Kings-Sharks again, eh?
 
Well this should be fun! I mean, the Kings nearly took out the Sharks two years ago despite not having Anze Kopitar or Mike Richards in the lineup. Factor in Jarret Stoll's Game 2 suspension from that series and you'll see the Kings won that game against the Sharks full roster even though they dressed top-flight centers Michal Handzus, Brad Richardson and Trevor Lewis. No, seriously. Those weren't just some random players, they were the Kings ONLY three centers dressed for that game. And the Kings won 4-0.
 
Plus the Sharks haven't played an NHL-calibre team since April 27, so…
 
Kings in 5.
 
 
PREGAME:

About that…

Chalupa Batman is not a fan of the Western Conference.

You're getting all worked up for no reason.

CAPITAL LETTERS. HASHTAGS.

 Those Buffalo hipsters sure do hate cheering for a winning team.

GOSH ARKS

HEY NOW! N-O-T COOL!
But nice of the Ducks to invite all 17 fans in attendance down to the glass.

NorCal problems, apparently.
TLYR MAD. TYLR SWEAR.
We'll check in with him again shortly.

Kings fans, everyone!

 
Let's just start this already.
 
 
FIRST PERIOD:

I love how surprised Sharks fans get.
Macklemore would totally agree with you right now.

*shameless promotion*
 
 
SECOND PERIOD:
Hey now!

Double hey now!

Allow me to introduce you!

Sharks fans are not Voynov fans.

Great analysis.

We'll revisit this at the end. 
Doug Wilson may have found his new coach!
 
 
THIRD PERIOD:
Fans are just confused.

If you really want to get to know him that bad…
 
 
 
TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT:
 
 
3. Jonathan Quick

That's a lot of Miller Lites you lost out on.

I don't think we'll be seeing Jonathan Bernier. Sorry, Kings fans.
 
 
2. San Jose Sharks Fans 
TLYR's BACK! He's less sweepy this time.
 

And revisiting this…
 

Jeret sure looks like he got scrambled.

 

Never forget, Sharks fans. And then never forget this either.

 
1. Slava Voynov

WHOA NOW!

Oh.

 

SUP, indeed.

 

 

 

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.