Just one night after stinking the place up against the Nashville Predators, the Los Angeles Kings made good on a rare start by backup goalie Jonathan Bernier and beat the Minnesota Wild 4 – 0. You read it right, 4 – 0! An offensive outburst for offense that has been snake-bitten for the majority of the season. I don’t need to tell you that. If you’re reading this, you know the facts. We’re all hoping the Kings can string together a bunch of wins and grab a playoff spot, if not the division title. Yes, folks, believe it or not, this accomplishment is still attainable.
Is Jeff Carter our savior? Hardly. Has he given our opponents something to consider when dealing with our top two lines? Absolutely. The focus seems to have shifted away from shutting down the Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, and Justin Williams line to shutting down the Carter, Mike Richards, insert name here line. Hence the outburst of points from line 1A last night.
Oh, and here’s a pleasant surprise. Darryl Sutter apparently isn’t afraid to let a guy like Kyle Clifford watch a game from the press box. With all but one of the remaining games against conference opponents, it’s nice to know the Kings have a coach with the balls it takes to let people know when they’re playing like crap.
Here’s another thing you may not know. Apparently, if I don’t watch the games or attend, the Kings win. I had to go shopping for suits last night as we prepare to mourn a loved one. All the while, my phone relentlessly informed me of what I was missing. Yep, I’m that superstitious! So, while you guys sit down to enjoy the game on Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks, I may just go out and buy another suit. That, my friends, is taking one for the team! You’re welcome.
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