TRH 3RD ROUND PLAYOFF RECAP 3 – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS: WHAT A BEAUTY


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

KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1
 

Down 2-0 in the series, the Los Angeles Kings were facing their toughest challenge of the postseason. The President's Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks had just blown them out in Game 2 and were in complete control. With a win on Tuesday night, the Hawks could put a stranglehold on the series.

The news didn't get any better in the hours leading up to the game as leading scorer Mike Richards was again ruled out with a likely concussion. Coupled with Anze Kopitar's ineffective play and Jarret Stoll's recovery from his own concussion, the Kings were suddenly a bit thin at the center position.

But as long as Jeff Carter stays healthy, the Kings should be OK.

 


So smile pretty, folks, as we look back on the night that was at Staples Center.

Click Here to Read the Rest of PumperNicholl's RECAP of Game 3 vs the Blackhawks!!!

 

PREGAME:
*fetal position*
 
*crying*
 
TOO FAR.
 

I guess the ice at Staples Center could be described as a "field."
 

Good one.
 
C. Thomas HowDOYOULIKETHAT
 
Sigh. …let's just get started.
 
 
FIRST PERIOD:
Chicago sure does love its hashtags.
 

Nice of you to start watching hockey.
 

And you too!
 

Queens?! LOL! How has no one thought of this one before??
 

Classless tweet right there.
 

You can all thank Samby for the 1-0 lead.
 

To be fair, this is how every Blackhawks' fan's bed looks.
 

Man, Blackhawks fans are starting to sound like they're from Vancouver.
 

Blackhawks fans, everyone!
 
 
SECOND PERIOD:

Welcome to my life.
 

Everything Slava does is a cold, calculated move.
 

Never change, Sharks fans.
 

More on this later.
 
:(
 
We all can't be as calm and collected as Blackhawks fans. 
 
 
THIRD PERIOD:
Sorry, but I don't think that's gonna happen, bud.
 
Why, thank you!

Die-hard hockey fans are the best.
 


What a beauty!
 

Agreed. The refs totally decided the outcome of this game.
 

Um, thanks?
 

And gay things are bad.
 

Steamers helped this country become a superpower, I'll have you know!
 

WE BEAT THE PRESIDENT'S TROPHY WINNERS!!
 

Should have been what?
 

I think the streamers have become my favorite thing about Kings games.
 

That was the most Midwest tweet ever.
 

For those that don't know.

Really let him down, guys.
 

Probably.
 

TWITTER CONVO OF THE NIGHT:

Well then…
 
 
 
 
TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT
 
 
3. Upset Blackhawks Fans
 
This amazing series of tweets were posted right after Dwight King's goal made it 3-1.

Typical bandwagon Blackhawks fans not understanding the rules.
 
 
2. Duncan Keith
 

 

OH HELL NO

Jeff Carter: Instigator.

BREAKING TRH EXCLUSIVE
Via Jack Wilson, an alternate angle of Keith's highstick:

1. Jonathan Quick

 
 

Start Bernier.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.