2014 Cup Run: Round 4, Game 3

Two games played, two wins in the books for the Kings in the Stanley Cup Final. Traveling to New York to face the Rangers in Game 3, would they take another game to overtime?

As we have done throughout the month of August, the gang (Keith, Sean, Anthony, Matt, and Ryan) relive the game via text messages which follow.

Today’s link: Since this series could be over before it starts, why don’t we throw a bone to the New York media while the Rangers are still alive. Apparently there is some newspaper called The New York Times over there that a few people read, and it looks like they cover sports too. It’s also about time we feature the increasingly stellar Jonathan Quick, who is the star in Andrew Knoll’s article leading up to Game 3.

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June 8

 

6:15pm

 

Keith:

Two more wins!

 

 

June 9

 

[Pre-game]

 

12:34pm
Keith:

Prediction: Kings fall behind in this game

 

Sean:

Prediction: Lundqvist fakes an injury.

 

Anthony:

Predicition: If this f_____g game goes into OT, Anthony turns it off

 

Keith:

You love it

 

Anthony:

That would be the exact most incorrect use of that phrase

 

Matt:

Prediction: I hold my naked daughter against my Kings shirt for an extended time to ensure some lucky pee pee.

 

 

[Game time]

 

5:10pm

 

Keith:

Anthony, I just hope you didn’t jinx us. Because all I’m asking is this game ends in regulation.

 

Anthony:

Right. I f_____g jinxed you. You’re a fucking riot.

 

 

5:44pm
Keith:

I don’t know if my heart can take this even in regulation

 

 

5:58pm

 

Anthony:

[emoji of thumbs up]

KinaLyziq

 

Sean:

JMFC

 

 

[Post game]

 

7:48pm

 

Anthony:

You were saying?

 

Keith:

Nice work

 

Anthony:

Do we even have to play Game 4?

 

Matt:

Please take me off this f_____g chain

F___!

 

Anthony:

That’s my bad. Sorry Matt. Legit thought Keith was watching with you.

 

Matt:

No worries. I knew they were up 3-0 so I definitely had a sneaking suspicion

 

Anthony:

Ok I don’t feel quite as bad. But still. Sorry baby.

 

 

7:57pm
Sean:

“They don’t give you nothin for three.” – Darryl Sutter.

 

 

8:21pm

 

Keith:

What did I say: We win when we’re losing, and we win when we’re winning. Rounding into champion form right on schedule.

 

Sean:

Doesn’t hurt that Quick was absolutely stellar.

 

Keith:

Finally shut the door completely. All around thought the D looked pretty strong

 

Sean:

Good to see Greene have a good bounce back game. His game 2 was pretty atrocious.

 

Keith:

What’s the save percentage on stopping 12 of 15 shots?

 

Sean:

.800

 

Keith:

Sooooooooo not as good as 1.000?

 

Sean:

If my math is correct, then, yes. Yes, not as good.

 

Keith:

Funny. I thought Henrik was supposed to be the better goalie. And he was going to be the one stealing games.

 

Sean:

You can’t really blame him for any of the goals tonight, but yeah, 11 goals in 3 of the biggest games of your life… yikes.

 

Keith:

Agreed. I think all three went of Rangers at some point. But Quick was stellar on the other end, showing what a cup champ looks like.

Can’t explain why, but I really don’t want Lundqvist to win a cup. At least against Kings.

 

Ryan:

Quick made some amazing paddle saves, stayed mentally tough like the whole team. Rarely do you see a King smash his stick over a crossbar or something, at least not since Labarbera.

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