TRH RECAP 1: WILD COMEBACK

TRH RECAP KINGS-WILD

KINGS 3, WILD 2 (SO)

WELCOME BACK, FRIENDS AND PEOPLE WHO CALL ME A BASEMENT-DWELLING MORON!

Oh how I’ve missed you all.

So where were we? Ah, that’s right. We were just about to laugh at that team that lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in 5 games and had that one heartbreaking overtime loss that otherwise could have turned their entire season around.

Hawks-Wild HandshakeHawks-Kings HandshakeOH GOD THIS IS AWKWARD.

But that’s all behind both teams now, and they have a clean slate to work with in an actual full season.

It all started last night as the Minnesota Wild hosted the LA Kings for their season opener.

Welcome to Pacific Division, Minnesota! Wait…

 

And the trash talk begins!

Trying to wrap my head around a “Football Hockey” fan who has Canuck in her Twitter handle and is wearing an LA Kings Stanley Cup shirt just gave me a brain aneurysm.

“DAD! THE JACKET! I WANT IT NOW! THE JACKET! What is he doing? I never know what he’s doing back there…”

That’s right. Totally reformed and newly signed free agent Matt Cooke won’t forget what happened between two teams he had no affiliation with last season.

THIS GUY HAS THE WORST LIFE!

Let’s just get this started already…

 

FIRST PERIOD:

Everyone shut up and listen to @LickMyLundqvist!

Oh man, I think @insideofyou69 is having a worse day than usual today.

#STARTSCRIVENS PANIC TIME!!!

I guess that means every member of the LA Kings is pretty gosh darn basic.

Um…

Ahh…

Jeeze. …that’s our Doughty, I guess.

And you thought the Doughty goal was over the top.

SECOND PERIOD:

Stuff happened, probably.

THIRD PERIOD:

But then actual stuff happened! …dreamy stuff!

However, it did make some people rather upset.

I guess “rather upset” was an understatement.

I just wish someone was able to sum up exactly how every LA Kings fan felt after Jeff Carter was able to even up the score…

<3 <3 <3

 

OVERTIME/SHOOTOUT:

Quick shut the door in the OT and Kopi and Carter quickly put it away in the shootout. The natives were not amused.

The undead can’t die.

Neither can chiseled Greek Gods.

I don’t understand his methods, but I can respect them.

That escalated and was defused rather quickly.

Said everyone from Minnesota ever.

At least  fans didn’t overreact to the Kings winning their first game of the regular season.

Hoo boy. This is not going to end well.

 

 

TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT

3. Wild Fans

Dyslexia is nothing to laugh at … except when it’s in selfie form.

2. Trevor Lewis

TrevorLewisSave

Trevor Lewis and Jim Fox forever.

1. Jeff Carter

Was there any doubt who it would be after the first game, or very likely every other game this season?

And then the natives rejoiced:

 

All of these were great in their own way, but no one could sum up the night quite like this Zoolander-loving Kings fan:

While I agree he was rather impressive tonight,
was there ever any doubt that Jeff Carter would come from behind?
PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies.You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl
  • GigiPB

    So glad the season and your recaps are back in full swing!!!

    • http://TheRoyalHalf.com/ PumperNicholl

      I’m just glad I don’t have to make any plans until June.

      • theroyalhalf

        Yeah, cause you are SOOOO busy July-September.

        • GigiPB

          Hey, eBay shopping is a full time gig I hear