April 30, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in game two of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Scottrade Center. The Kings defeated the Blues 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Los Angeles Kings Vs. St. Louis Blues, Battle Number 2

Holy crap! Dustin Brown with 4 shorthanded points in the playoffs. Dustin Penner playing like the player we thought we were getting when we traded for him. Dwight King standing up for himself and doing an awesome job of it (actually got the decision if it was up to me). Jeff Carter and Mike Richards getting goals. It’s Bizarro World but not? I mean, this was all supposed to happen right? I think the fact of the matter is we were all expecting it to happen at the beginning of the season rather than the end. No matter, the ENTIRE team is coming together when Los Angeles Kings fans needed them most.

The outcry over Brian Hayward having anything to do with Kings games is hysterical yet totally understandable. “Drew Doughty dipped his shoulder at the exact right time in order to get cross-checked in the face”. Really Brian? That’s actually something that came out of your mouth? If the Kings were losing, a comment like that would have driven me to turn the broadcast off. Way to know your demographic… moron!

On to bigger and better things now. Jonathan Quick is ridiculous. How long have we, as Kings fans, been waiting for this guy? You know what? Last night was about everyone. I can keep going about all the things the players contributed as individuals but this post would take forever. The bottom line is this was a great team effort and I hope this grit carries over to Thursday at Staples Center. Great performance!

PS – Hey Nashville Predators, please win a couple against the Phoenix Coyotes and extend the series. We need more tape on how to beat Mike Smith, should the Kings advance past the St. Louis Blues. Please and thank you!

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