TRH RECAP – ANAHEIM DUCKS ROUND 2 GAME 5: THE QUACKENING
KINGS 3, DUCKS 4
Here we are again.
Recapping the third straight Kings playoff loss in a row, after this series started so well.
Here we are, trying to find humor in what is now a desperate situation for the Kings and their loyal fans.
BUT WHO CAN LAUGH AT A TIME LIKE THIS??! I WANT MY SECOND STANLEY CUP AND I WANT IT NOW!!
— John Martinetto (@bigjohn) May 13, 2014
Kid in my class who claims to be a Kings fan said it'll be really tough to come back if we lose Game 6…
— David Walters (@Walters_33) May 13, 2014
I don’t see what the problem is here.
OVERLY PHILOSOPHICAL REBUTTAL TO PEOPLE TROLLING KINGS FANS ON TWITTER:
Let me explain something, LA haters. Being a Kings fan is a little bit like feeling like you’re in the Truman Show. In the first act, you grow up in sunny Los Angeles and paradoxically come to love a game played on ice. In the next act, you go your entire childhood and most of your adult life with your cherished team winning absolutely nothing of any circumstance. And then, finally, a magical 8 seed run to the cup that seemed so unstoppable you hardly had time to question what you were watching. It’s so storied, so seemingly scripted, that you’re imbued with a real sense of destiny; as though the Hockey Gods themselves chose you to experience this unlikely blessing.
Then, an extra-long summer makes you feel like the entire hockey world has stopped just to let you celebrate and decompress after so many years building up anticipation for this worthy moment. When it finally comes time for another crack at the playoffs, only an unholy demon team full of mulleted taxi driver bullies is able to derail the Kings.
And now a year later, after falling behind 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks in the first round, you could be forgiven for thinking that your time in the Golden Period of Kings fandom was coming to a bitterly disappointing end. AND THEN… a #ReverseSweep. A #REVERSESWEEP!!!!!!
Truly absorb that accomplishment and what it feels like to be a fan of the 5th team in North American professional sports history to complete such a comeback, and realize that it really is a magical thing to be a fan of these 21st century Kings. If you’re a Kings fan and you’ve lived these exact circumstances from zero to hero, you know what it’s like to stare down the barrel of incredible adversity time and time again, only to be shown that miracles really do happen. That no matter how biting your cynicism, how doubtful your logical mind, your Cup can runneth over with sweet triumph. For Kings fans, this allegory permeates into daily life, restoring a bit of the innocence and exuberance of unbridled optimism that we all crave: Anything can happen. Don’t give up.
As Kings fans we sit perched on the edge of the unknown once again, our hearts echoing Darryl Sutter’s words today: “I’d rather be playing a Game 6 in May than playing Game 82 on the 15th of April, saying, ‘Ooh, I can’t wait to watch the playoffs.’”
And that’s all there really is – a chance. Still breathing, still talking Kings hockey on May 13th when nobody in the world (except for PumperNicholl) thought we would be here after the first 3 games of the first round.
It’s good to be (a fan of the) King(s).
TUFFICULT’S TOP TWEETS: #FuckTheDucks EDITION
I knew there was a reason I wanted to go to the shooting range on my bday. So I could go out and shoot really ducks. Fuck Anaheim.
— eric (@drinkingprblem) May 13, 2014
Where the fuck did these Duck fans come from? who are the Ducks? Haha
— Asdfghjklndrew (@_DrewRyan) May 13, 2014
Didn't get to watch it but fuck the ducks
— Derek Daigneault (@DerekDaigneault) May 13, 2014
— Milsa Reyes(: (@MilsaBiebz18) May 13, 2014
— KDUBB (@K_DUBB_80) May 13, 2014
Fuck the Ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks fuck the ducks.
— 루피 ✨ (@LupeLivingLife) May 13, 2014
2 games the refs bail out anaheim by not calling a penalty in the last two minutes of the game. Fuck you refs and fuck you ducks
— Han Brolo (@HonnyJartman22) May 13, 2014
Fuck the ducks and all of Orange County.
— Theo (@Theonidas11) May 13, 2014
dude wearing a ducks jersey that says ANAHEIM on the back get the fuck out of here
— Torque Penderloin (@AndrewCieslak) May 13, 2014
Obviously the Kings are going to wait until the 3rd period to show up. Fuck the ducks
— Phil (@dasmuhpj) May 13, 2014
— Kevin Farley (@KevinFarley62) May 13, 2014
Ducks fans are dumb as fuck tho for chanting "beat LA" when the majority are Lakers fans and "LA" angels fans. #FOH with that shit.
— Randy (@RAND_E_Z) May 13, 2014
SJ would've had their way with the ducks, why the fuck are they steamrolling us? Oh that's right because we have our heads up our asses
— Han Brolo (@HonnyJartman22) May 13, 2014
Right when I said "hey the Dodgers and Kings are both 3-1" and then the ducks score lol fuck this I'm watching Snoopy cartoons
— Cristina (@C3PHoe) May 13, 2014
Ugh, now I know what it feels like to be a St. Louis Blues fan.
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) May 13, 2014
Until next time Kings fans,
-King Tufficult (@KingTufficult)