Welcome to the Kings-Predators game recap.  I promise this will be painless and will not cause you lower-bodily harm.

Also, welcome to Game 15, better known as HOLY CRAP SEASON’S OVER TRADE EVERYBODY!!!!!

Alas, que sera sera.  Life goes on, even with Jeff Carter out, this game actually became even more  important and one that will be remembered for years to come.

That’s right, it’s the Hashtaggers Anonymous suite night!

Not being able to attend due to extenuating circumstances, here is my spiteful and jealous recap of the game.  I hope the SWEET night was enjoyable for everyone involved.  Jerks.

With everyone at TRH Suite Night, I got the website to myself,
and I made a terrible mess in the bathroom.  Have fun cleaning that up, Duke.

This is also the first game of 2013 that we will get to see former Ontario Reign standouts Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey!  WOOOOOO!!!!! WELCOME LINDEN VEY!!!!!!!!

Welp.  One out of two ain’t bad.

So, just Toffoli played in place of the injured Carter, and Vey spent the night in the Keaton Ellerby Memorial Press Box Seat (formerly the Peter Harrold Memorial Pressbox Stool).  But, you may be asking – or not, I’m going to keep typing either way – “how was the actual game?”  Typically we don’t talk about such trivial matters here at the Royal Half, but I’m in charge now, so here it goes!!!  WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!


That’s it, I’m done with you people.


There are no lines, only Zuul.

Surprisingly, Daniel Carcillo got into a fight seven and a half minutes into the game after what looked like a knee/body hit.  Also, no one scored for a long time, so everything was pretty normal.

Oh darn. Carcillo might get suspended. If only the Kings had a young player that could step in and fill his place in the lineup with the potential to produce much much more.  If only.

At some point someone finally did score, which is a damn miracle in a game featuring both the Kings AND Predators.

Stats are fun!

The Kings went on the power play shortly after giving up the goal to Legwand.  And, shockingly, the Kings did not score.

Shortly after, the Predators scored ANOTHER goal after Clifford went to the box.  This was only the third time in the past five years that the Predators have scored more than two goals in a period.*

*may not be accurate

Then this happened:

You people are terrible.

Terrible, awful people.


But, mostly, this happened:


Boring.  Wait, what’s this…?

Momma always said if you are patient enough, Perds gonna Perd.

Don’t even…

In the end, it just wasn’t meant to be.  The Kings would fall in this one, trading home-and-home wins with the Predators.

Certainly no chance of a letdown there.  Nope, not at all.

3. TeamHashtag Women…?!?!?!

2. “Predators Hockey”

That’s right, strong, defensive play is the Predators Hockey way.  You better look out, because this team is going to defense you like a mofo.

1. Youth Movement

0. Flubber McGee Not at TRH Sweet Night™

Flubber McGee is TRH's resident Kansas City correspondent, and has survived as a Kings fan long before the dawn of Internet streaming sites. He has seen the Kings win exactly zero non-exhibition games in person. Have you ever achieved enlightenment? Flubber has, because he once witnessed Kevin and Brett Westgarth fight in, and get kicked out of, the same game (they didn't fight each other, unfortunately). In addition to being a part of TRH, Flubber runs a Kansas City hockey blog. It's exactly what you think it is. You can follow Flubber McGee on Twitter @FlubberMcGee.