TRH Playoff Gameday 3 – Phoenix Coyotes: King Me!

GAME #3

LA KINGS
40-27-15
95 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHL
vs
PHOENIX COYOTES
42-27-13
97 pts, 3rd in Western Conference, 11th in NHL

Regular Season Series Tied 3-3

Kings Lead Playoff Series 2-0

6:00pm, Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
NBC SN

BEST SLASH BY A GOALIE IN THE ORGANIZATION:

BEST OPPOSITION BLOG:
Five For Howling

BEST COYOTES FANS TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:
Carl Putnam
Hipchecks
Yotesgurl

ARE THE LA KINGS IN THE NEXT ROUND?
NO!

I wish there was some way to visually represent how Los Angeles Kings fans are feeling right now, up 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals and 10-1 overall in the 2012 Playoffs…

Nope.

Close.

Closer.

Really, really close.

Nailed it.

That’s right… the only thing more rare than a Los Angeles King playoff victory… is a smile from Darryl Sutter. But lo and behold… after Jeff Carter scored his 3rd goal of the night in the 4-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 2… the closest thing to a unicorn riding the White Whale was seen on national television. Now that the Kings are the talk of the town, I’m just glad that the local NBC affiliate issued a public apology for its embarrassing mix-up of the LA Kings logo.

Whoops.

Thanks to Tim at Ironsight Design… I have a feeling that the LA Kings are going to be changing their logo yet again.

Boy… this series has been quite the goalie matchup, hasn’t it?

How stoned does Jon Quick look in that photo?

I would like the NHL to institute a policy that a goalie must have 
2 good seasons before being labeled an “Elite Goaltender.”

Seriously, you could literally could fit a beachball in there.

Is it me… or did Jarret Stoll get a tan during the 1st two games in Phoenix?

Oh.. I’m sorry… I was confusing him with Dwight King. Speaking of Dwight King…

Suck it, Shuchuk.
awesomeness via Tim at Ironsight Design

Listen to myself, Podcaster General Jesse Cohen and John Hoven from Mayor’s Manor wax philosophically about Dwight King being The Right King and all things related to the recap of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Check it out here, subscribe to it on iTunes or you can listen below.

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.