Sloppy Thirds

Wow, that was one ugly hockey game. I’m sure the Los Angeles Kings coaching staff can’t be too pleased with the 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, but any fan of hockey had to enjoy this barnburner. But with all the hat tricks, butt-ends to the balls and other crazy things to happen in last night’s game, the most interesting stat to come of out the game was this one:

“Kings forward Alexei Ponikarovsky now has 1 goal all-time on nights that Ilya Kovalchuk is a healthy scratch.”

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Oh, thank god I finally scored. Now Kings fans everywhere
will realize I am a suitable alternative to signing Ilya Kovalchuk.

And with Brad Richardson scoring his first NHL hat trick, he’d have to make the front page of NHL.com with a clever pun like “Rich With Goals” right? Right? RIGHT?!?

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Well, at least it was for a good cause.
And they could have at least put Richardson in the photo.
That good looking man gets no respect.

The Wild, Blackhawks and Stars 3 of the next 4 nights on the road. Well, this should be fun.





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.