TRH 3RD ROUND PLAYOFF RECAP 5 – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS: KANE UNABLE



KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 4 (2 OT)

We’ve all been there, kid.

We pick up action late in the third period as the Los Angeles Kings season seems all but over.

With under 20 seconds left, most fans had begun negotiations with the devil for one last shot to tie the game. Since every longtime Kings fan knows that this will assuredly will end with pure agony, we also prepare for the reality that any glimmer of hope is presented only to make the pain even worse.

Yet, somehow, we momentarily let our collective guard down. A goal now meant a chance, consequences be damned.

Would it be worth it? We didn’t care.

We just wanted to hold on to the belief that this team, that we’ve all somehow found a way to love more every day, could come back. It wasn’t that we rationally thought they would come back from 3-1 down in the series, it was that we believed they wouldn’t quit.

So live through the bevy of emotions again as we look back at the last game of the Kings of the season.

What’s that? You want to set yourself up with more visual cues to make the pain worse?

OK, we can do that first.

 

*UNCONTROLLABLE SOBBING*
…let’s just get this over with..
9.4 SECONDS LEFT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me, too, buddy. But…

 

 

Don’t get me wrong, I was bouncing off the walls in pure jubilation. It somewhat resembled these reactions:

 

And Chicago fans were all like:

 

I totally agree with you, k$wizzle. This, indeed, was a game changer.

 

 

There’s no way this can end poorly!
OVERTIME:
Well it can’t end poorly if you can’t remember it, right?
DOUBLE OVERTIME:
Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough liquor in the world to forget this…

 

 

As you can see, things got a little hazy. But all good things (I’m using that term very loosely) must come to an end…

*FLATLINE*
Wish there was a way to make the pain not hurt as bad. Oh, right.

…oh, why fight it? This isn’t going to be pretty, folks. Just sit back and enjoy as you watch people who are better than you in life give you the keyboard lashing of a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This must be Sean Avery’s personal account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT

 

3. Sports Reactions

 

Kings Lose:
How every Kings fan felt last Sunday.
Kings lose:
How every Kings fan felt last year.
Sports, amirite?
2. Kings Fans
This might be the worst thing any Kings fan could have done.
…I probably spoke way too soon.

 

Rob Blake jersey?
Check.
Framed Batman poster?
Check.
Readily available Darth Vader mask?
Check.
FIREBALL?!
OK, now I’m 44 percent sure this is The Mouth.
1. Beards

 

 

 

I guess it’s my turn…

 

So much for the that #TeamTRH Civil War reenactment in July.

 

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 should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl