The Royal Half Gameday: Pittsburgh Penguins
BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS
AND WIN THE STANLEY CUP:
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FLAMES + OILERS VS THE KINGS POINTS UPDATE:
LooKING Back:Tuesday night, on the 2nd game of a back-to-back, the LA Kings put forth a listOH MY GOD DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT IN EDMONTON?!?!?!?!?
So, this happened… #HereComeTheOilers pic.twitter.com/33EMJHN4tM — The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) January 30, 2014
This chart should put into perspective just how impressive (and rare) Ben Scriven's performance was last night: pic.twitter.com/P5oliwge61— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 30, 2014
Ben Scrivens' 59 save shutout was the talk of hockey last night. And fans and media alike were going crazy.
IN SCRIVENS WE TRUST!!! #WeAreAllScrivens— Jeanshorts (@JSBMrevolution) January 30, 2014
You just feel great for a guy like @scrivens_30 who has been discarded twice in a year. Amazing night.— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 30, 2014
Does it feel like, even in horrid seasons, that the #Oilers have one amazing moment? Like Sam Gagner scoring 8 points? Scrivens stopping 59?— Neal (@tweetneal) January 30, 2014
Man. Scrivens pitched a "make all the fans love you" game like, an hour after becoming an Oiler. I see you, monster extension, I see you.— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) January 30, 2014
And imagine what Ben Scrivens' family was thinking during his record breaking night!
But most importantly... his close friends had his back.
Oh... and even more importantly...
From the Debbie Downer depart of hockey stats: the Sharks have lost to three teams who were last in their division: BUF, WPG, EDM— Erik Kuhre (@Puckguy14) January 30, 2014
The Sharks lost!
But apparently, this Los Angeles-based pouring out of emotion for Ben Scrivens wasn't enough for the writers at Deadspin:
The Alberta native received numerous standing ovations from the second period on, and even heard some "Scriv-ens" chants from the crowd—he wasn't about to get that in Los Angeles.
Yeah, LA fans would have *never* cheered for Ben Scrivens.
LA TOURISM BOARD:
Miss you, Scuds.
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:
ROB SCUDERI, DEFENSE
In 3 games versus the LA Kings, Rob Scuderi has 0 POINTS.
JEFF ZATKOFF, GOALTENDER
Jeff Zatkoff has never played against the LA Kings.
SUTTER RELATIVE ALERT!
BRANDON SUTTER, NEPHEW
In 4 games versus the LA Kings, Brendan Sutter has 0 POINTS.
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY KINGS WEEKLY PREVIEW
A brand-new episode of Kings Weekly... Stadium Series™ Edition!!!
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
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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, 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