The Royal Half Gameday: Calgary Flames
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OILERS + FLAMES VS THE KINGS POINTS UPDATE:
LooKING Back:In what some are calling "The Greatest Game Ever"*...
(*ok, no one legitimate is calling it that)
...the LA Kings lost to the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in an 8 round shootout. And maybe it's because the Sharks have a player named Kennedy on their roster... but a team finally discovered Ben Scrivens' weakness.
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:So the LA Kings have earned a point in 11 straight games, a 7-0-4 run that matches the longest point streak in team history; 9-0-2 in 1973-74 and 8-0-3 in 2010-11. And even though he lowered his GAA and Save Percentage even more... Ben Scrivens took out his frustration in losing to the San Jose Sharks the only way he knows how...
LA TOURISM BOARD:The last time the Calgary Flames were in Los Angeles... Jon Quick was the #1 goaltender, Matt Greene was in the starting lineup and Tyler Toffoli was still in the AHL. (And we still had no idea who the Flames' Captain was.) So naturally the Kings lost 3-2. Even though they have little to no shot at making the playoffs this season, that doesn't mean that the Calgary Flames can't have a good-ole fashioned goalie controversy! Flames fans everywhere (offer not valid outside of Alberta) have been going crazy with discussions over who should be in goal... Ramo or Reto. And the discussion sounds a little bit like this:
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:
MIKE CAMMALLERI, CENTER
In 14 games versus the LA Kings, Mike Cammalleri has 7 GOALS & 4 ASSISTS
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY CHARITABLE CAUSE OF THE DAYAs most of you know... I grew up playing hockey in Southern California. And even though it was never my home rink... I played countless games at Culver City Ice Rink versus the team known as Marina Cities.
Whoa... I'm not THAT old.
Check out that dude in the front row 3rd from the right.
The Culver City Ice Rink is in danger of losing its lease and they are asking you to go to this Facebook page to learn more about what you can do to help. In addition to my memories of playing at Culver City... I also spent countless hours growing up watching the LA Kings practice there. Some of the greatest LA Kings of all-time made the trek up and down the stairs to and from the Culver City dressing room. Now, nostalgia is not a reason to keep progress from happening... but ice rinks are awesome and Los Angeles needs as much of them as possible. So even though Jim Fox may not have been the biggest fan... head over to the page and see if you can help.
THE ROYAL HALF KINGS WEEKLY PREVIEW OF THE DAYIt's pretty much guaranteed that none of you watched a brand-new edition of Kings Weekly on Thanksgiving evening. So make sure you catch an encore presentation tonight after the post-game show... and you can see just how fashionable Linden Vey is.
Best. Episode of The Bachelorette. Ever
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
As if we didn't already love Mr. and Mrs. Scrivens enough...
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