In the first of four "I don't know how to feel?!" match-ups of the season, the Canucks walked away the victors.
That game was wicked-hella boring after the first period.
It was so boring it zapped me of almost all energy to blog about it. I feel I will be unable to show a bias but all I will say is about the fans I was talking to during the game: there were a few questionable non-calls by the refs for Canucks penalties or some moments when Canucks players were getting a little too chippy for the Kings' tastes and none of the Kings fans were whining. I say that with love, Canucks fans, it was only one tweeter whining who bugged me.
Scott Parse, sans teeth, scored his first NHL goal tonight!
Stolly, Greener and Teddy are all looking at the net thinking the same thing:
"Did someone get the puck?"
Check out Bailey's sweet Halloween costume
Mikael Samuelsson got the equalizer and then scored the shootout winner on a beautiful fake that totally fooled Quickie Monster. The Kings are so bad at the shootout, it hurts. Why Kopi wasn't in the top three shooters is completely beyond me. IMO it should be Kopi, Jack Johnson (apparently I've deduced I should call him "Killer") and Michal Handzus. Toss in Fro maybe to mix it up now and again.
The Kings outshot the Canucks 31 - 15. Raycroft stood tall in net in filling in for Roberto Luongo who fractured a rib the other night against Toronto, but still played against Detroit, despite the pain.
Matt Greene was named the 2nd star of the game. He was playing the intangible role, a few key hipchecks, solid presence in front of the net on the PK, including dealing with Big Bear at least once and being all defensively responsible and the like. He also played 16 seconds on the PP. I'm really not too sure how that happened, he must've been confused.
It clearly wasn't because of his crisp tape-to-tape passing skillz
Oh well, let's do this again, shall we? How about on (American) Thanksgiving? Say 10:00ish EST? Oh hell, ain't no way I'll be able to stay awake for that. I'll try. I really will.
Oh hey, Alex, Alex.
See you two then!
(Sidenote, have the Kings had their Halloween party? I'd love to hear about it. Andrew Cogliano as Dany Heatley to the Oilers party will be hard to top.)