The Royal Half Gameday: Colorado Avalanche
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KINGS POINTS LEADER vs INJURED JOHN TAVARES UPDATE:
LooKING Back:It's been exactly 20 days since the Los Angeles Kings last played a hockey game, a resounding 2-1 victory in overtime over the Columbus Blue Jackets in which all the LA Kings offensive problems were solved...
... by giving the puck to Robyn Regehr.
That goal was Robyn Regehr's second of this season (and second of the year against Columbus!) and only the 32nd goal scored in his 15 year career. So it makes sense that Regehr wasn't entirely sure how to celebrate.
Robyn Regher really knows how to celebrate a goal: http://t.co/RbAr9IpzyV— Brian McCarthy (@brianmccarthy1) February 7, 2014
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST TWO WEEKS:The 2014 Winter Olympics have finally ended and it truly was great for this nation to come together and support one common goal...
Pacific Olympic stats (goals-assists-points) Kings 11-6-17 Ducks 6-11-17 Canucks 3-8-11 Sharks 1-8-9 Coyotes 2-7-9 Oilers 4-1-5 Flames 0-0-0— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) February 25, 2014
During the break, LA Kings skaters* combined for 19 goals and 17 assists. *Carter, Doughty, Brown, Kopitar, Voynov, Toffoli, Vey, Pearson— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) February 25, 2014
... watching the LA Kings players score goals in different uniforms.
Presenting... the best GIFs of the LA Kings Scoring During the Olympic Break!!!
JEFF CARTER - CANADA
Man, I wonder what Mike Richards thought about Jeff Carter's natural hat trick in the Olympics?
DREW DOUGHTY - CANADA
But Drew Doughty's impressive goals at the Winter Olympics weren't even the best moves he made in Russia. There was the the time he referred to himself as "The Sniper."
I like to imagine Drew doing this in the "makin' copies" voice.
"The Sni-per! Sniping goals!"
And then, for some unexplained reason... Drew Doughty did this:
I wonder what Mike Richards thinks about Drew Doughty's performance in the Olympics?
DUSTIN BROWN - USA
Wow, it seems like Dustin Brown re-aquired his scoring touch during the Winter Olympics. I wonder what the difference was?
Well, I'm sure that Mike Richards was watching Team USA play... so I wonder what he thought of Dustin Brown's goal scoring in the Olympics?
JON QUICK - USA
Jon Quick spent his spring break doing what he's done all semester long...
... make awesome saves.
“I traveled all the way across the world and all I got was the exact same thing I get at home.” - novelty tshirt that Jon Quick just bought— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) February 22, 2014
Well, I'm sure that Mike Richards must have watched his buddy Jon Quick shine for Team USA, right?
ANZE KOPITAR - SLOVENIA
I'm glad Slovenia made this Olympics just so Kopitar could score this goal.
Well, I mean... I'm sure Mike Richards had to cheer on his fellow LA Kings centerman at the Olympics, right?!?
SLAVA VOYNOV - RUSSIA
Here is a GIF of Slava Voynov taking a pre-game skate as Russia prepared to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Well, I'm sure that Mike Richards must haveOH YOU GET THE POINT!!!
LA TOURISM BOARD:While it is snowing in Denver, back here in Los Angeles we are preparing for what could be the biggest challenge we've faced as a city in a long, long time. a heavy amount of rainfall is expected to hit the greater Los Angeles area over the next 3 days, so we here at The Royal Half did the most obvious thing possible...
WHAT WILL BE GREATER???
THE LA RAINFALL IN INCHES... OR LA KINGS GOALS SCORED THE NEXT 2 DAYS?
We will be tracking the Storm and the Kings progress all week long.
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:
MARC-ANDRE CLICHE, CENTER
In 2 games versus the LA Kings in his career, Mark-André Cliche has 0 POINTS.
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
So what was the rest of the team doing while the 6 Olympians were in Sochi?
Wow, did every single LA Kings player go to exotic locations during the Break?!?
Well, at least every LA Kings player spent their break doing something fun, right? RIGHT?
My fridge: Where leftovers go to die.— Alec Martinez (@amartinez_27) February 20, 2014
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