2014 Cup Run: Round 4, Game 1

Ahhh. Kings beat the Sharks, Ducks, and defending-champion Blackhawks.

Wait–there’s more? The Eastern Conference champion, some New York hockey Rangers? Do we really need to play this series?

Fine then. Let’s do this: Kings v. Rangers, Stanley Cup Final, Game 1.

The whole gang chimes in on all the action in the text thread below.

Today’s link: Because Anze Kopitar is awesome–leading the playoffs in points–and we somehow don’t seem to talk about him enough on this blog (are we unwittingly impersonating the East Coast biased NHL media?). Columnist Adrian Dater writes this article before the Cup Final began for Bleacher Report, “one really big sports media company” composed of local writers that was formed by four friends from high school.

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June 4

 

[Pre-game]

 

5:19pm

 

Keith:

Ahh! Pierre McGuire is between the glass! Can’t Pittsburgh hire him already?!

 

 

[Game time]

 

5:32pm

 

Keith:

Six minutes in. Scoreless. Too many Kings turnovers, but Quick looks on his game

 

Anthony:
Five min of uninterrupted play

 

Keith:

Rangers look good. Fast and throwing everything on net

 

 

5:43pm

 

Keith:

Kings kill PP, scoreless halfway through first.

 

 

5:47pm

 

Keith:

Following Ryan?

Rangers score on a breakaway.

 

Ryan:

Only a little bit. Hope to catch the last period after work.

But we all know what happens to teams who go up 2-1 against the Kings…

 

 

5:49pm

 

Anthony:

I feel like this game is too fast paced and it benefits them.

 

Keith:

That was the scouting report. Rangers have the edge in speed.

 

Anthony:

Man, it’s not good.

 

 

5:53pm

 

Keith:

Wow. Shorthanded Ranger goal.

Two zip

 

Anthony:

On another fast break

 

Keith:

F_____g nightmare.

 

Anthony:

They have to have a ton more shots on goal

 

 

5:57pm

 

Keith:

F___ yeah! The werewolf!

 

Anthony:

All right, ok….

 

Keith:

Two one after one

 

Sean:

Ouch. How many first period 2-0 leads are we going to have to come back from??

 

Anthony:

It’s more stress than I would care to handle.

 

Keith:

Clearly they don’t care for the easy road this year.

 

 

6:31pm

 

Keith:

Double D!

 

Anthony:

There we go!!!

Pretty f_____g goal.

 

Keith:

Das right. F___ you Lundqvist. Stay too deep in your net and get burned

 

Anthony:

Swedes…..

 

Keith:

Brown hurt, Kings PP

Tied. Six min left in two

Tied at intermission.

 

Anthony:

I feel like we should be up three goals rights now.

 

Keith:

Outshooting them 15-2 in third. Still tied.

 

 

7:50pm

 

Anthony:

Jesus f___

 

Keith:

I think my heart stopped.

Of course. Of course the Kardiac Kings go to OT

 

Anthony:

It’s been a bit much.

Four of the past five games have been OT right?

 

Keith:

Three.

Not game six.

But last five were decided by one goal.

 

 

8:12pm

 

Anthony:

YEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH

1 down

 

Sean:

3 to go.

 

Anthony:

[thumbs up]

KinaLyziq

 

Keith:

Have any Williams gif for OT winner?

 

Sean:

I’ll find one for you.

 

Keith:

Suck it Lundqvist. Beauty doesn’t win cups

 

Anthony:

Nor does consonants in your last name

 

Sean:

[image of Sutter with sunglasses on]

sutter_hollywood

Sure it does.

 

 

[Post game]

 

8:13pm

 

Ryan:

Mr. Game 7???

MISTER GAME 1.

 

Keith:
Mister mister!

 

Sean:
F___ YES.

 

 

8:35pm

 

Matt:

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Keith:

He’s back!

 

Anthony:

Matt returns

 

Matt:

My daughter has been crying for 75 minutes. Time to go tell her the good news.

 

Keith:

I think she is lamenting that you didn’t name her Williams

 

Matt:

Damn good call. I pushed for Wilhelmina but got nixed.

 

 

June 5

 

9:22am

 

Sean:

[gif of Williams’ OT goal]

b7ace6a12f8fbb3186f2bc3fd3928b4e

 

Matt:

Gawd!!!! I love it.

 

 

10:20 am

 

Keith:

“How bout this f_____g team, eh?”

 

Ryan:

Never give up. Never surrender.

 

Keith:

So do you go back to the regular lines?

 

Ryan:
Nah, the juggling was just from the slow start, so I think it’s back to what’s been working overall and adjusting as necessary.

 

Sean:

Do you put in Reghyr? Or stick with Greene?

 

Keith:

Yeah. Return to regular lines and stick w Greene. I think w rest we should play a solid three periods Saturday.

 

 

1:33pm

 

Keith:

Is it Saturday yet?

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