TRH Playoff Gameday 4 – Vancouver Canucks: Hollow Promises

Game #4

LA KINGS
40-27-15
95 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHL
vs
VANCOUVER CANUCKS
51-22-9
111 pts, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in NHL

Regular Season Series Tied 2-2

Kings Lead Playoff Series 3-0

7:00pm, Staples Cener
Los Angeles, CA
NBC SN

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ARE THE LA KINGS IN THE NEXT ROUND?
NO!

Tonight in Los Angeles, down 3 games to none in the 1st Round of the NHL Playoffs… the Vancouver Canucks will unveil their most ultimate secret weapon…

The Daniel Sedin Hologram.

After tonights game, he’ll be playing with Snoop this weekend at Coachella.

And George Lucas already has him inserted into a new version of Star Wars.

Tonight, the Los Angeles Kings have their first legitimate opportunity to advance to the 2nd Round of the NHL Playoffs since 2001. And I think you all remember 2001.

No! Not that 2001this 2001:

2001 was so long ago that the Tupac Hologram has better resolution than this video.

In the 2001 Playoffs, the LA Kings were a 7th seed up against the big machine that was known as the 2nd seeded Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings were about to start an amazing streak of 8 straight years finishing 1st in their division and would even go on to win the Stanley Cup the next season. But after losing the first 2 games, the LA Kings roared back with 4 consecutive victories to advance to the 2nd round. Which is exactly what every sane LA Kings fan is worried the Vancouver Canucks is going to do starting tonight.

The only scientific proof that the LA Kings ever beat the Detroit Red Wings.

I haven’t been emotionally equipped to deal with the Kings 3-0 lead in this series against the Canucks. So I have no idea what I’ll be feeling when I’m at Staples Center tonight. This is the Kings first 3-0 lead in a playoff series ever… like ever, ever ever. And I think we all know how well the LA Kings do with an early big lead. The Canucks backs are against the wall so bad they have started the Twitter Hashtag #ReverseSweep to get their fans invested in winning this series. Even more desperate of a move than starting a Twitter Hashtag is the fact that the Vancouver Canucks are even thinking about rushing their good twin back early from a concussion… which you know… always turns out well.

This could very easily be the face of Canucks OR Kings fans tonight.

So sit back and enjoy it, friends. And if you are going to the game in LA… be sure to participate in the newest trend sweeping the nation!!!

Canucks Dive Team Signing..ing.

You can download your Official The Royal Half Vancouver Canucks Dive Team Scorecard here. Print out a bunch and give them to everyone in your section… you know that you are going to use it tonight. But it may be the last time you get the chance to!!!

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.