Originally written on The Royal Half  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Nhl_awards_presentation_b073
Game #74 LA KINGS 
36-25-12
84 pts, 8th (!) in Western Conference
vs
ST. LOUIS BLUES
46-20-8
100 pts, 1st (!) in Western Conference Kings lead Season Series 2-1 7:30pm, Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA BEST PHOTO OF THE LAST TIME BOTH TEAMS WON THEIR DIVISION: BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS:
St. Louis Game Time
Thrashing the Blues ARE THE LA KINGS IN THE PLAYOFFS?
YES! Sometimes... Darryl Sutter just makes my job so easy:
(on Dustin Penner scoring again…)
SUTTER: “Good for him. He moved his feet, shot on the fly. He looked like Mark Messier. [grins]
Here is an artists' rendering of Darryl Sutter grinning after making a joke. Obviously, Darryl Sutter was referring to this goal from Tuesday night in which Dustin Penner single-handedly ruined the San Jose Sharks season and Antti Niemi's confidence. You know what... despite the 10 goals in 71 games as a member of the Los Angeles Kings... Dustin Penner does look a lot like Mark Messier.  Just like Messier, Dustin Penner's career began in a small town. Just like Messier, he was part of a great youth movement in a non-traditional hockey market. Just like Messier, he won the Stanley Cup at a young age. Just like Messier, he's always made himself available to fans. Just like Messier, he signed a controversial contract with a Canadian franchise. Just like Messier, he's always been a hit with the ladies. And just like Messier, he's looking to lead an underachieving team deep into the playoffs.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

Wes Welker: 'I feel like the weak link' in Broncos' loaded offense

Greg Hardy will not play this season after trial postponement

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chip Kelly on not weighing in on injuries: ‘I’m not Dr. Miyagi’

Saints vs Panthers: preview and prediction

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Ricky Williams says he retired due to poor quarterback play

Judge rejects request to move Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Jason Garrett optimistic that Tony Romo can play Sunday

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into it with heckling fan

PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

WATCH: Jameis Winston forces fumble after throwing INT

Bruce Pearl dressed up as fellow Auburn coach Gus Mazhahn

WATCH: Jimmy Graham head-butts bench

Seahawks host football team from H.S. shocked by shooting

WATCH: Cavs intro in LeBron James’ first game back was wild

Did latest World Series win establish Giants as a dynasty?

Cavaliers give fans instructions on how to do 'Chalk Toss'

Explaining the Penguins loyalty to Marc-Andre Fleury

WATCH: Man obliterates house after Cowboys MNF loss

WATCH: Entire history of Nike in just under three minutes

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Welker feels like 'weak link' in offense

Cavs intro for LeBron was wild

Greg Hardy won't play this season

Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game

Torii Hunter in radio ad opposing gay marriage

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon as manager

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.