The Royal Half Gameday: New York Rangers

Sunday, 11.17.2013 / 1:45 PM / Preview
By The Royal Half
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BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS: Scotty Hockey

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BEST OPPOSITION FAN TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER: @ScottyHockey

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WORST OPPOSITION FAN TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER: @jimbro83

 

OILERS + FLAMES VS THE KINGS POINTS UPDATE:

   

LooKING Back:

Last Friday, the LA Kings shutout the former Stanley Cup Finalist New Jersey Devils 2-0... and as if people didn't already love Ben Scrivens enough... ... then he goes and Tweets something like this just a few hours after moving into 1st place in the NHL in shutouts.

photo via iPolitics

 

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:

This photo, forever.

 

LA TOURISM BOARD:

After a tough start to the season (except for beating the LA Kings) the New York Rangers seemed to have turned things around, going 7-3-0 in their last 10. But more importantly... they have a new backup goaltender that has a Ghostbusters-themed mask. I'm sorry... I don't think you heard me... CAM TALBOT HAS A GHOSTBUSTERS-THEMED MASK!!!

The craziest part about Cam Talbot's Ghostbusters-themed helmet is that it's his 2nd Ghostbuster-themed helmet! It's really a shame that Henrik Lundqvist is starting tonight for the NY Rangers... otherwise this would have been the 1st time in NHL history that a Ghostbuster-themed mask has faced off against a Shakespeare-themed mask.

But more important than the NY Rangers recent success is the fact that the LA Kings have been staying in and around New York City for nearly 4 straight days now. And we forget that hockey players are just like us... and love to go sightseeing in NYC. For example, after playing in back-to-back games, Ben Scrivens wanted to unwind during his time in New York City the only way he knows how...

...by being cultured!

While Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson and Linden Vey took a much different approach to some downtime in NYC...

...by going on the rides at Coney Island.

Trevor Lewis spent his time in New York City getting re-acquainted with something that he'll be representing in a few months...

...Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness.

Because his injured foot prevents Jeff Carter from really walking around the city... he and Mike Richards decided to partake in a NYC classic.

More like "Handsome" Cab... am I right?!?

A lot of players have intense superstitions when on the road. And Willie Mitchell is no different. Because when he's traveling...

...he only dines at the finest restaurants.

And although I don't have confirmation, I imagine Darryl Sutter and Dean Lombardi walking around the streets of NYC to look a lot like this:

"HEY... I'M TRADING HERE... I'M TRADING HERE!"

And Drew Doughty spent his time at the biggest hotspot in all of New York City...

Waiting in line for a Cronut.

   

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:

BRIAN BOYLE, CENTER

In 5 games versus the LA Kings, Brian Boyle has 1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST

 

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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