Our Own Worst Enemy

Kings 1, Predators 3

That first period was as close to complete and total domination that a hockey team can achieve. Nearly every shift, the Los Angeles Kings offense controlled the puck in the Nashville Predators zone. The Kings forwards cycled, performed cross ice puck movement and completely involved the defense as well. You couldn’t ask for a better game from this team. Yes, they lost. But I don’t care. They played a solid, solid game. They had the misfortune of going against a hot goaltender but in the process Erik Ersberg looked more and more like a true #1 goalie.

Forget about 18 year old Drew Doughty’s late penalty… it was the Kings management who made the biggest mistake of the night and caused the Kings loss. You never do an on camera interview with a celebrity whose TV show had just been cancelled in the 3rd Period. It’s just one of those unspoken old time hockey rules.


The volume is not the only thing he wants to pump up.
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.