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FLAMES + OILERS VS THE KINGS POINTS UPDATE:
Saturday night at Staples Center, the LA Kings defeated the NY Islanders, 3-0
. I don't know about you guys... but the LA Kings looked pretty impressive beating the 2nd worst team in the NHL.
This is literally all the Kings needed to beat the Islanders.
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:
The LA Kings are going on a road trip to Eastern Canada! And they are playing in Montreal for the first time since November 24th of 2010!
I'm just amazed Martinez was in the starting lineup.
And they are playing in Toronto for the first time since December 19th of 2011
...when John Stevens was the Head Coach.
And the Kings will skate in Ottawa for the first time since late November of 2010
This is an important road trip for the LA Kings. And it's always stressful traveling around the holidays, am I right?
This is pretty much every conversation between Jon Rosen and myself.
(FYI, Jon Rosen is the Steve Martin character.)
LA TOURISM BOARD:
The Montreal Canadiens are one of 3 actual competitive teams in the Eastern Conference this season. They have won 5 in a row and are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games
. But who cares about Montreal when Darryl Sutter is saying amazing stuff in press conferences!!! When asked about the potential distraction of the Larry Murphy Legend's Night
ceremony before the game against the NY Islanders
Well... I think we all know what Darryl Sutter will be doing over the summer.
And after the Islanders game, when asked if he was aware of the LA Kings McFlurry Minute, a Staples Center contest that gives fans free McDonald's McFlurry's if the Kings score in the last minute of the 2nd Period...
As created by Jesse Cohen from All The Kings Men Podcast... The Moulson Index™ highlights an opposing player from tonights game who has the opportunity to score against his former employer, the LA Kings.
Tonight's Moulson Index Spotlight is:
DAVIS DREWISKE, DEFENSEMAN
Davis Drewiske is currently recovering from shoulder surgery.
Trust me, I'd need surgery too.
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
In this game of life, I guess our loved ones really do know us best, huh?
The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick and Ben Scrivens. If you like the hockey equivalent of dirty jokes or enjoy humorous screen-grabs of NHL players and broadcasters with funny captions... man, you are going to like The Royal Half. You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter at @TheRoyalHalf