Watching the LA Kings play in Shanghai was an amazing experience ... from what I remember.
The 4:30 a.m. start time in Los Angeles meant that I kept dozing off during most of the first period. Naturally, it felt as though I must have been dreaming when I woke up to a 2-0 lead over the Vancouver Canucks.
"Wow! This is pretty great," I thought to myself.
To recap: I set an alarm to watch preseason hockey at 4:30 a.m. and was excited that the Kings were winning a preseason game. ...Hockey is back, baby!
Still, I can't get enough of everything that trickles out from the Kings trip to China. The photos, videos and posts on Twitter and Instagram have opened up a whole new hockey world and OMG WHY DIDN'T I GO ON THIS TRIP?!
So when the NHL released a video of Anze Kopitar mic'd up on the ice during the Kings-Canucks game in Shanghai, I dropped everything and rushed over to watch it.