TRH RECAP 3: SHORT-HANDED AND NOT-SO SURE-HANDED

KINGS 1, RANGERS 3

OPENING NIGHT! …kind of. It was like Day 7 of the NHL season, but whatever!

It was a chance for LA Kings fans to finally return to Staples Center after last season’s trip to the Western Conference Final.

You know, it’s kind of funny looking back on that run. There were so many memories that rush through my mind when I think of those 18 playoff games.

I was actually discussing some of them with a buddy the other day while looking forward to the home opener.

Game 7 versus the Sharks. The McFlurry Miracle. Patrick Kane’s Hat Trick.

And then someone brought up the end of Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues.

Quick Blues goal GIF I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT IT!
Repressed memories, I guess.

Quick Blues goal reaction GIF

 …or a concussion.

Anyway, we can only hope that the LA Kings and Jonathan Quick have moved on from that nightmare.

Besides, NY Rangers fans had their own night terrors to deal with:

Die-hard fans are the best fans.

Easy there, Kevin Ryder.

*crying*

*violently sobbing*

 

FIRST PERIOD:

I missed this way more than any normal person should.

FYI, Brad Richards scored 34 points in 46 games last year.
Which was good for third on the team and ahead of Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan.

I love everything about this tweet.


We never should have told Drew Doughty to start using his head.

SECOND PERIOD:

YELLING HATEFUL THINGS ON THE INTERNET!!!

MATT DAMON.
But then, something beautiful happened…

Jake Muzzin Monarchs Ugly - Hockey HoardersSUP.

THIRD PERIOD:

We pick up action just in time for DISC Sports and Spine Powerplay!

Uh oh.

Quick Rangers goal GIF

Quick Gaff 2

Quick Gaff 1

Quick Gaff 3
Welp that was a fun first night!
Right?
Right?!
RIGHT?!?!

TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT

3. Brad Richards

https://twitter.com/sarahlovesnyr/status/387516147450408960

https://twitter.com/sarahlovesnyr/status/387619286476283906


Don’t let them get you down, Brad.

2. Quick Haters

Yes, these people actually exist.

1. Team Quick

Fortunately, so do these individuals.

#TeamScribe

Jonathan Quick forever.

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
  • All The Kings Men

    HOW DID MY LEAVE QUICKIE ALONE VINE NOT MAKE THIS RECAP?!

    • theroyalhalf

      You are never satisfied.

  • Protect This Throne

    The absolute best part of the Quick holding his head gif is that behind him it says “that was easy” … which is exactly what every Rangers fan was confusedly thinking about the third goal.

  • yelir

    That 3rd goal was the most unlucky thing I’ve ever seen. Not only did Quick stumble which he usually doesn’t do, but he put his blocker down in such a way it angled right into the goal. Poor guy. But Jim Fox’s reaction to the goal was like someone died. It was priceless.