The Royal Half Gameday: San Jose Sharks
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KINGS POINTS LEADER vs INJURED JOHN TAVARES UPDATE:
ARE THE KINGS IN THE PLAYOFFS?:
ARE THE KINGS IN THE NEXT ROUND?:
LooKING Back:Last night at Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings clinched their 5th consecutive season in the playoffs. And boy, the team wouldn't shut up about it!
Sutter didn't really seem to be in a mood to celebrate the playoff berth (or answer questions about it)— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April 3, 2014
@lakingsinsider The last eight words of that tweet were sort of superfluous....— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) April 3, 2014
Well, there were at least two guys for the Kings last night that knew how to celebrate.
Btw I would have like to have quoted one of the Kings' four goal scorers but none were available to us media. See ya' next week, boys.— Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) April 3, 2014
More like a high-FIVE PLAYOFF YEARS IN A ROW, AM I RIGHT?!?
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:Not sure if you've noticed lately... but Alec Martinez has turned into a beast.
Alec Martinez is going to teach Drew Doughty a thing or two about being an offensive force in the NHL.— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) April 3, 2014
Alec Martinez: 2A so far tonight, at least 1 point in 14 of 17 games since Feb. 27 with 7G, 7A, +8, 8 PPP in that span. Is he for real?— FantasyHockeyScouts (@TheScouts) April 3, 2014
Alec Martinez has more goals than assists, and that's after picking up two assists last night— Nut (@DoctorGonzzzo) April 3, 2014
Obránce LA Kings Alec Martinez zažívá produktivní období. V posledních 16 utkáních si připsal 14 bodů. Celkem si v sezóně připsal 21 bodů.— Hokej Hattrick (@hokejhattrick) April 3, 2014
Hmm, let me translate.
Hmm, let me translate for people besides Alec Martinez.
Alec Martínez, the next big thing!— CRLS JL CNTRS PSLLS (@CarlosMKUltra) April 3, 2014
The things I would do for an Alec Martinez jersey @LAKings— Allie Kahn (@AllieeKahn) April 3, 2014
Alec Martinez you is fine asf— Priscilla Mendez (@xoxoscilla) April 3, 2014
Well, I'm just glad the news regarding Alec Martinez is all positive these days.
Mike Richards has 2 points in his last 13 games, both even strength goals. Alec Martinez has 11 points in the same stretch (5g, 6a).— Keeping Karlsson (@keepingkarlsson) April 3, 2014
LA TOURISM BOARD:Tonight, the LA Kings take on the team that should be their eventual 1st Round opponent, the San Jose Sharks. Now, I know a lot of people give Sharks fans grief for being a bunch of lemmings who really know nothing about the sport of hockey... but I think that stereotype might be finally going away.
Gaborik/Kopitar/Williams is a frightening line.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) April 3, 2014
Ok, Fear The Fin may have a point here.
Last season, we followed the LA Kings stretch against the Pacific Division using PACTRAK... but this year, our good pals at THXBUD (the blog that you will probably all be reading instead of The Royal Half eventually) has decided to track the LA Kings final 6 games against the Pacific Division in a much more indie rock fashion.
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:
BRAD STUART, DEFENSE
In 49 games versus the LA Kings, Brad Stuart has 3 GOAL & 11 ASSISTS
THE ROYAL HALF KINGS WEEKLY PREVIEW OF THE DAY
It's so cute that a dog was able to adopt an Anze Kopitar.
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
Tyler Toffoli has been playing for the Kings most of the season and is 11th in Rookie Scoring...
Anson Carter just called him "Matt Toffoli".— tylermac (@tylermac) April 3, 2014
Did Anson Carter just call him Matt Toffoli?— Lisa Tashjian (@LisaTashjian) April 3, 2014
"Matt Toffoli" - Anson Carter— jay (@relentless) April 3, 2014
Yes, Anson Carter... being an in-studio analyst for back to back games is just exhausting.
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