TRH RECAP 74: PASSION PITT


KINGS 3, PENGUINS 2

Plenty of things have happened in the world since 2003, the last time the Kings won a game in Pittsburgh. Youtube was created (2005). Gmail became available for the general public (2007). The trapezoid was placed on the ice behind the net (2005). The debut of the iPhone (2007).

Yes, it’s been a while.

This momentous win came in equally spectacular fashion, as the Kings killed off 7 of 7 penalties on route to their 5th win in a row, and their 8th straight on the road. With this win, LA also kept the Penguins from clinching anything other than their buttcheeks, which was a nice added benefit.

But we need to stop for a moment to recognize one member of the Kings in particular.

Alec Martinez: 7G, 4A in his last 14 games.

Alec Martinez has more goals than Drew Doughty; he has no problem scoring on his best friend Jeff Zatkoff; and he takes to Twitter to solve one of the more pressing questions of our time:

Is there anything Marty can’t do?

Silver Spooning.

It’s about time we shine the spotlight on a player who has previously been unfairly chained to Sutter’s doghouse. Let’s check out…

TUFFY’S TOP TWEETS… A-MART EDITION!

 

Somewhere, Jeff Carter sheds exactly one tear.

 

THE BEST OF THE REST:

 

FIRST STAR OF THE GAME:

Steve Kozari… the only hockey-related troll more masterful than The Half himself.

Until next time, Kings fans.

Tufficult out.

-King Tufficult (@KingTufficult)

As a child, King Tufficult liked to hang out at Iceoplex to watch his dad's summer skating group that included many gloriously mulleted individuals. Some of the people attached to those mullets played for the early 90's LA Kings. It was destiny. Since then, King Tufficult has enjoyed such hobbies as: watching his lifelong favorite sports team achieve their first championship in history, being unable to pee at Staples Center if too many people are waiting for his urinal, and "contributing" to The Royal Half.If you're a glutton for punishment, you can follow King Tufficult on Twitter @KingTufficult.