FREEWAY FARCE: Playoffs Week 6

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Playoffs Week 6 (May 19 – May 26)

Los Angeles Kings (Leading CHI 3-1 in WCF)

GIF That Best Represents the Past Week for the LA Kings:

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That ’70s Line Goes Main Stream:

The line of Pearson-Carter-Toffoli has been dubbed That ’70s line. You may have heard. There is some dispute over who came up with the name, but here is some of the earliest evidence of it on Twitter:

 

Like all mediocre ideas, it spread like wildfire. ICYMI, here’s a round-up of some of the mainstream media references to #That70sLine:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHOA! I don’t know who Greg Beacham is, but he just made Team TRH’s “list.”

 

https://twitter.com/mlse/status/470390194144043008

Burn

 

 

Bob#

 

 

 

 

Landscape, bro

 

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/BPA_tallboy/status/470453913385050113

 

OK, that one isn’t real.

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/mikey_bach00/status/470561029894995968

 

 

 

So close!

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/nougatizer/status/471080195810541569

 

 

 

 

Man, everybody loves this name.

 

 

Well, almost everybody.

 

Dought-rage:

Despite Jonathan Quick’s best efforts:

https://twitter.com/JonathanQuick32/status/470653016723685377

Drew Doughty lost the #NHL15 cover semifinal vote to PK Subban. Doughty was leading the voting for  most of the past week, and his campaign seemed pretty strong. His last second loss to Subban left some Kings fans unsatisfied:

https://twitter.com/kingdavid_55/status/471005105056006144

 

 

https://twitter.com/zoonmattau/status/471066717624360960

 

https://twitter.com/i_Aguinaga/status/471007505498120192

 

 

https://twitter.com/WellsJ94/status/471042948038402048

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/_mattkwon/status/471004391424544768

 

 

Doughty has his own response to the loss as well:

 

Love Connection:

A couple weeks ago we broke the story of a potential love connection between Bernie Nicholl‘s daughter and, Kings prospect, Brayden McNabb:

 

Well apparently the young miss Nicholl’s crush lives on:

 

But there is apparently room in her heart for more than one fellow member of the Kings family:

https://twitter.com/mckennanicholls/status/470377332545306624

 

https://twitter.com/mckennanicholls/status/470392246873772032

 

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (*FART NOISE*)

GIF That Best Represents the Past Week for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim:
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Still LOLing

 

SHOOTOUT: WHO WON THE WEEK?

First Round, Worst Opposing Tweeter:

Kings: @Ihavnoswegg

https://twitter.com/Ihavnoswegg/status/471143530635599874

 

https://twitter.com/Ihavnoswegg/status/471152815931662339

 

https://twitter.com/Ihavnoswegg/status/471153084954312704

 

https://twitter.com/Ihavnoswegg/status/471153510164099072

 

https://twitter.com/Ihavnoswegg/status/471166309456424960

Don’t cry, bro.

If you want to see a classic fan meltdown you should check out all of @Ihavnoswegg‘s timeline from game 4. You may also notice something curious. Prior to said meltdown, the last tweet to come from this account is was sent in January. So clearly the Blackhawks being down 3-1 really rattled @Ihavnoswegg.

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Ducks: NOBODY BECAUSE THEIR SEASON IS OVER

Winner: Hey remember how great Ducks fans were? (I use the past tense because, you know, their team fell on the their faces in the playoffs … again.)

 

Second Round, War of Words:

Kings: Darryl Sutter via LA Kings Insider

On whether the time out when leading 4-2 was due to the icing:
Yep. You get that one time out. You can use it usually when your guys are tired.

Closing Statement:
We’re just flying tomorrow, so there won’t be practice or any of that stuff – as probably most of you are, too. See you in Chicago.

That concludes another installment of “How Stuff Works with Darryl Sutter.”

Ducks: Jonas Hiller

FTFY: “Thinking about it kind of makes me feel sad because I had a few great regular seasons here.”

Winner: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA DUCKS AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Third Round, Video Highlight of the Week:

Kings: 

THE CORPSE OF SLAVA VOYNOV!!!

Ducks: 

Stop laughing, guys. I know you’re laughing.

Corey Perry is dressed for golfing in his exit interview … sweet shirt tho

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Winner: KARMA

 

WINNER OF THE WEEK: LOLing FOREVER

Corey Perry Tears - The Royal Half

A rambling man, Hrudey can't be tied to any one team. But because he's too cheap for NHL Gamecenter, his NHL universe consists only of Ducks and Kings broadcasts. What he lacks in knowledge of the actual sport of hockey, he makes up for in snark and pop culture references. You can follow Hrudey Can't Fail on Twitter @HrudeyCantFail.