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LEE STEMPNIAK VS THE LA KINGS SCORING UPDATE:
Tonight at Staples Center, you've got two hockey teams that are firing on all cylinders. The Los Angeles Kings, after a slow start, come into tonight's game 5-1 in their last 6 games. In those past 6 games the Kings have given up more than 1 goal only once. Meanwhile, the Anaheim Ducks are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games and on a 6 game winning streak. Both of these teams are playing incredibly well right now and it's leaving a lot of Southern California hockey fans wondering if this will be the 1st season that both teams make the playoffs.
Nope... never happened.
With these two teams seeming so evenly matched on paper... The Royal Half takes a more in-depth look at how these two teams differ... on the internet!
THE ROYAL HALF INVESTIGATIVE TEAM™!!!
The LA Kings are giving up 2.38 goals against per game while the Ducks are just a little bit higher at 2.56. So while the teams' defense seem similar on the ice... on the internet they couldn't be further apart.
Anaheim is scoring 3.31 goals per game, trailing only Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay for the lead league. While the LA Kings continue to struggle to score, coming in 21st overall at 2.44 goals per game. So Bobby Ryan might be 2nd in goals on the Ducks roster... but how does he fare against the forwards of the LA Kings on Twitter?
That's fine if big scorers like Bobby Ryan and Trevor... Lewis (???)
want to go at it on Twitter... but what about some of the other forwards on each team?
... then I'd follow Dustin Penner.
PLAYERS FROM CONNECTICUT THAT LIKE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES
Twitter has been known around the league as a young man's game... but some of the more veteran leaders have really stepped up to make an impact with Twitter.
It's great how a veteran leader on the Ducks really uses Twitter to spread
the word about organizations that do great work for the community.
And then there is Mike Richards.
NHL TEAM OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT
Please... like this is even a contest...
ADVANTAGE: FANS OF THE LA KINGS
Sure you can talk about line matchups and Power Plays and whatever else you need to talk about how two teams measure up against each other... but it really comes down to one thing... intangibles.
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
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 and Jonathan Quick. 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