What a great game. I was so impressed with the Kings play last night. I will tell you that if they continue to play that hard, and at that level, they will certainly take this series in 5 or 6. I was so proud of that entire team last night.
I am certainly not counting my chickens before they hatch, I realize that they were missing a key player in D. Sedin, however, I don't know that he would have made much of a difference to them last night. Solid solid performance, and I am very excited for Friday's match-up, if they can take two in BC and then head back to LA up 2-0...I will lose my mind.
It's incredibly tough being a Kings fan on the East Coast, especially with the 10:30 game starts and then having to be to work by 4am, and in years past, I have told myself that I wouldn't do it anymore because it always ended in disappointment, however I have a great feeling about this team right now if they keep up this play. I don't need sleep if my Kings are winning!
That being said, Vancouver is a very tough team, and the Kings cannot afford to take their eye off the prize for one second. The moment they get cocky....Vancouver will pounce and destroy them.
The Kings focus is the key, like Silver said, if the Kings play like they did last night, they will be very very tough. Quick was amazing, huge goal by Penner and the D put a lot of pressure on them and made them make some mistakes and the Kings took advantage. Was nice to see Carter back and Richards was #1 star last night. Great game!!!
That was a great all around effort, and the first Vancouver goal should have been disallowed. Kessler pissed me off all game, hopefully his bush league crap comes back to bite him in the ***. If we keep up that same intensity and physical play, we could definately take 2 in Vancouver.
Richards is so money. He has the Canucks top 6 so frustrated it is unbelievable. They take runs at him and get out of position or take bad penalties nearly every time he is on the ice. And I love Sutter putting the line of Richards, Carter, and Penner together. Penner who has been such a POS since he got here is playing lights out on the forecheck punishing people. Quick is being who he is... the clear cut best goalie in the NHL this year! This game on Sunday is so important, cant let this talented team get any momentum. They have the look of defeat on all their faces right now, but looks like they may get a big boost from D. Sedin coming back to the lineup. I am hoping they play that back up goalie on Sunday too... Luongo has been by far their best player!