I like the “white out”, and it’s going to make the Kings’ white road jerseys look amazing.
Some things I like about this matchup: Kings open on the road. Easy travel. More than that, I’m afraid to say. I am superstitious. But if I weren’t, I might have said I’m more afraid of Nashville.
Being beaten at your own game is no fun. “I think the frustration is we’re getting done to us what we’ve done to teams all year,” said Hitchcock. “We were frustrating the opposition, discouraging them. Now we’re getting it done to us and we didn’t react very well. “We have to learn to fight through…
…swept a seven game playoff series.
…won a seven game series in five games (until this year).
…won the first three games of two consecutive series (until now).
…won the first three games of any seven game series before this year. (They have only won the first two games in a series twice, before this year: 1968 and 1976.)
…had a 7-1 record after eight playoff games (until now). They were 5-3 to start 2001, 1993, 1991,and 1976; 4-4 to start 1990, 1989, 1982, 1977 and 1969.
In lieu of the usual post-game bullets, here is a selection of tweets from the game.
If Pietrangelo plays, he’s not vulnerable, because he doesn’t have and never did have a concussion. We know this because if he did have a concussion and the Blues skirted the protocol to allow him to play when he could be permanently disabled by a second injury — then it would be the Blues (not the Kings) who have no moral compass.
So now maybe we can stop all this psy-ops nonsense about the Kings being the new #1 in the West. From ProHockeyTalk:
The St. Louis Blues are the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to online bookmaker Bovada.
Here are the Cup odds for the eight remaining teams:
Columbo : rumpled absent-mindedness.
Rudy : disarming buffoonery.
Columbo : traps you in your own arrogance.
In the spirit of friendship, and because this whole thing is probably about to go to hell in a hand-basket, and because Chuck Berry is from St. Louis and Chuck Berry is Rock and Roll, I thought I would lend a hand in completing the guide to Kings hating put together by SB Nation’s St.…