The Royal Half Preview: Kings vs. Sharks: Game 3

Saturday, 05.18.2013 / 4:02 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
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The Royal Half Preview: Kings vs. Sharks: Game 3
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Game #3

LA KINGS

27-16-5
59 pts
5th in Western Conference
vs
SAN JOSE SHARKS
25-16-7
57 pts
6th in Western Conference
 
Season Series Tied 2-2
 
Kings Lead Playoff Series 2-0
 
6:00pm, HP Pavillion
San Jose, CA
NBCSN, TSN, RDS
 
BEST CALIFORNIA TEAM TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP:
 

 
ONLY CALIFORNIA TEAM TO NEVER WIN THE STANLEY CUP:
 
 
MOST TROLLING VIDEO THAT KINGSVISION HAS EVER POSTED:
 
 
BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS:
Fear the Fin
Battle of California
 
BEST OPPOSITION FAN TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:
 
MOST "SAN JOSE SHARKS FAN" TWEET EVER:
 
 
Please, like the San Jose Sharks need another forward that couldn't get it done in the playoffs.
 
ARE THE LA KINGS IN THE NEXT ROUND?
 
 
Since the San Jose Sharks are having such a hard time scoring goals and winning against the Los Angeles Kings, we here at The Royal Half thought we'd take a look back at a simpler time... when the San Jose Sharks could score goals against the Kings! So Spike Coffman, The Royal Half's In-House 1990s LA Kings Historian, dug up some footage from a classic Kings-Sharks matchup from March 20th, 1994... as the San Jose Sharks were on the verge of making the NHL Playoffs for the 1st time in their history... and the LA Kings were about to miss the playoffs 4 consecutive seasons after making the Stanley Cup Finals. It's something we like to call...
 
 
It was Sunday, March 20th, 1994 and the San Jose Arena was filled with Playoff Fever for the first time ever.
 
 
Funny enough, this is still the way San Jose Sharks fans dress.
 
 
 
 
Man, Drew Remenda had hair?
 

 
Ahh, the good old days... when a .900 save percentage made you an elite goalie.
(Offer not valid for Marc-Andre Fleury.)
 


 
I've seen better hockey graphics on Blades of Steel.
 
 
Todd Elik could never leave LA behind.
 
 
A referee without a helmet??? I mean, have you ever seen anything so old school in your life?
 
 
Oh... I guess you have.
 
 
HAHAHAHAHA... what kind of loser LA Kings team only has 8 victories on the road?!?
Oh... this is awkward.
 
Let's get to the action, shall we? 
 
 
 
 
The San Jose Sharks Broadcast Team knew that Wayne Gretzky chasing 802 goals
was so monumental that they broke out their fancy graphics package.
 
 
Besides Wayne Gretzky scoring goal number 800... the other big story in this 1994 Kings-Sharks game was the San Jose debut of Ulf Dahlen!!!
 
 
Not sure I would label any trade that involves Doug Zmolek as a "big" trade.
 
 
 
 
 
FYI, Ray Whitney was 37 when he scored this goal.
 
 
 
That was Brian McReynolds first and only NHL goal.
 
 
 
 
Even rarer than this footage of the Kings-Sharks game
is footage of Pat Falloon scoring.
 
 
Of course Gretzky ties the game with his 801st goal.
 
So there you have it, some rare footage of something called a "NHL Tie." And even more rarer footage of something called "The San Jose Sharks Scoring Goals." But perhaps the greatest thing to come out of this game is something that all hockey fans only Northern California hockey fans can enjoy...
 
 
Seriously, what kind of hockey fans would enjoy seeing this in-between periods?!?
 
 
Oh, nevermind.
 
 
 

THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY

From the Northern California basketball team, the Golden State Warriors...
it looks like their playoff hopes were the only thing that got deleted the other night...

FYI, I'm pretty sure this is real.

 
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