2014 Cup Run: Round 1, Game 3

The Kings took the Sharks to overtime in Game 3 before losing, so this was definitely progress, if not the desired outcome.

Below you can read how Keith and Sean felt before, during, and after the game. (All times are PST, of course)

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[Photo credit: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images]

In addition, this is a good time to introduce some of the other sources we go to for our Kings and NHL news. We will be sharing these sources on our blog with folks as they tie in to the Stanley Cup run, dropping links like breadcrumbs as you build your fandom (and spend even more time procrastinating with hockey). We’d hate to provide these links all at once, because that would be like trying to drink water from a firehose.

Today’s link: an article brought to us by FiveThirtyEight–an interesting site I learned about through ESPN that covers a range of things besides sports (it was founded and run by Nate Silver a political guru) and is heavy into numbers and analytics–discusses what a shock it would be to the advanced stats community if the Kings were to lose this series, as it certainly appeared they might.

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April 22

 

[pre-game]

6:54pm

 

Keith:
My lines: Gaborik Kopitar Williams

Brown Richards Carter

King Stoll Toffoli

Clifford Fraser Lewis

 

Sean:

Let’s see if Sutter agrees.

 

[Game time]

7:26pm

 

Keith:
Please god.

 

Sean:
[jpg of 2012 banner]

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Never forget.

 

Keith:

Can’t live in the past.

 

Sean:

[gif of Doughty-Quick hug]

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Um, OF COURSE I CAN.

 

 

8:23pm

 

Keith:

Finally, a forward besides Lewis scored!

 

 

8:36pm

 

Sean:

I honesty have no idea what Quick was doing on that goal.

 

Keith:

More Gaborik please.

 

 

10:18pm

 

Keith:

F_________________________!

 

 

11:09pm

 

Sean:

Flukey goal. Bounced in off of Slava. We can hold our heads high after this games. Good effort. Pretty good game from Quick, not great though. Still need more from Brown and Reghyr. Doughty looked good, Slava actually was great most of the game. Minus his stupid interference penalty, Stoll was pretty good. Richards had moments, but still looks ineffective. And Gaborik did what he came here to do. He just has to do more of it.

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