Game 3 - Andrew Alberts' Time

Let’s go Kings! Bring on Andrew Alberts. After spending 17 minutes and 32 seconds on the ice over the first two games, Alberts spent an enormous 23 minutes in the box. Seriously, that’s some crazy good hockey going on over there. With any luck, Aaron Rome (his likely replacement) still won’t be able to go, and we’ll see Alberts on the ice again tonight. Seriously, other than an offensive outburst similar to the last regular season game against the Canucks, having Alberts on the ice might be the best possible option.

I suppose we could have something like the epic Dan Boyle goal from the other night. Does anyone else feel like crying for Sharks fans? I mean, I don’t like them much. At least they’re not Ducks fans… but still. This is bordering on pathetic. If the Sharks can’t put the Avs away, then something is clearly wrong in San Jose. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them blow the whole thing up and start over. Clearly there’s something rotten in Denmark… or San Jose. Whatever…

It looks like the Kings are going to skate the same lineup that worked for them on Saturday. Obviously it’s tough to say that’s a mistake, since they did get the win on Saturday, but it is a bit of a surprise. I honestly thought that we’d see Williams back in the lineup tonight for the game, possibly replacing Clune or Parse. It’s an interesting strategic move, and leaving Williams on the bench may be Murray’s way of holding something back. If they put him in the lineup and the Kings lose, they’ve got nowhere to go for game 4. This way, if the Kings lose, they can count on a big boost from getting Williams back on the ice. What do you think? Should Williams have played? Or is Murray right to leave him on the bench?

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Tags: Aaron Rome Andrew Alberts Avalanche Canucks Dan Boyle Justin Williams Kings Playoffs Rich Clune Scott Parse Sharks Terry Murray

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