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The Royal Half:
KINGS 2, LUMBUS 1
FIRST... make sure you read The Royal Half's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for last night's Kings-Lumbus contest. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
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THEN... Our RECAP master PumperNicholl takes a look at last night's Los Angeles Kings-Lumbus game. Take it away, PumperNicholl....
*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF, BUT RATHER A GUEST WRITER*
Last night was a strange one for Los Angeles Kings fans. The Kings were heading into a late season game they needed to win in their chase for home-ice advantage in the first round. Yet, fans were conflicted. A win for the Kings meant a loss for the Columbus Blue Jackets (trust me, it was a weird sentence to type).
But #LUMBUS was the lovable runt of the NHL. A team that lost its superstar in the offseason and was surely headed for another top draft pick. Instead, they've clawed their way to a possible playoff berth.
And now it was the defending Stanley Cup Champions job to ruin their season (even weirder to type).
Anyway, let's see how it all played out in the Twitterverse.
Yes... No. NO! I don't know what to think anymore.
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Typical fashionably late Angelino.
A better financial advisor.
Not sure why people hate #LUMBUS fans.
And we're off! I'm not as conflicted as others online appear to be. Sure, it'd be great to see Columbus succeed, but at the end of the day I'm a die-hard Kings fan. So as long as the Blue Jackets fans are cool with me, I'll be cool with them.
OK NOT COOL.
SCREW YOU, VIOLET BEAUREGARDE!
So as I was saying: TO HELL WITH COLUMBUS! It's all good though. You can't keep a good Carter down. His masterful work continued when the Kings went on a 4-on-3 powerplay. I'm not sure how the man manages to do it, but he was the only King player to not get a point on the play. Thus keeping his #NHLCyYoung hopes alive and well!
The Doughboy Shuffle.
It's always Ladies Night when they hit the town.
So you can name them "Carter?" I think not!
Drew Doughty: Snuggler.
Despite playing their fifth game in seven nights, the Blue Jackets fought as hard as they always did to get back in it. Another mucking and grinding shift led to a goal to knot it up 1-1.
The goal was as pretty as what you made.
Fortunately, the Kings quickly came back with a fourth liner special of their own when Kyle Clifford scored his fifth of the season.
I think we found Jeff Carter's Twitter!
Despite trailing, Columbus still had a shot in the third period. But their fans couldn't be bothered with this.
Eighth place! Eighth place! Eighth place!
The Blue Jackets fought hard to equalize the score, but the Kings wouldn't budge. And as the columbs continued to move, it became obvious #LUMBUS would be no more that night.
Their fans handled this harsh truth very well.
I don't get it either.
I'm not sure they understand what trash talking is.
There we go! You guys are getting this whole hockey trash talking thing now.
There's no way Doughty and Penner could keep that weight on, buddy.
TRH Three Stars of the Night:
3. Kings Fans
Strong showing this past week by the the die-hards. Making everyone fall in love again with the scrappy Kings team and their top-notch fans.
Seriously, I don't know how anyone can hate Kings fans!
2. Kyle Clifford
The gritty second third fourth liner stepped up huge by crashing the net and scoring the game-winner. He even managed to answer a Dan Moriarty postgame question without first ripping his arms off and beating him to death. Incredible restraint.
Clifford's offseason smile training is really paying off.
1. Jonathan Quick
Another ho-hum performance by backup netminder. It's been quite a ride for Quick as he's gone from leading his team to the No. 8 seed last year and winning the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Award, to leading his team to No. 4 seed for another run at the Cup. Apparently the fans seem to be OK with all of this.
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Barring any unusual developments, Kings defenseman Matt Greene is expected to return to the lineup tonight against Columbus.
Greene, who had back surgery in January to repair a herniated disc, has been out of action since the season opener against Chicago on Jan. 19.
Asked if he was good to go, Greene nodded and said yes after Thursdays morning skate in El Segundo.
Its going to...
The Los Angeles Kings still find themselves locked in a battle for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and the right to home ice advantage in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Entering Friday nights games, Los Angeles is tied with San Jose, and both teams hold a slim three-point lead over the St. Louis Blues who have a game in hand. That lead could shrink to...
Defenseman Matt Greene has been activated by the Los Angeles Kings after getting injured in the defending Stanley Cup champions' season opener.
The Kings moved Greene off injured reserve on Friday, adding another important veteran for their playoff push.
Greene injured his back in the Kings' opener Jan. 19 against Chicago. He missed 42 games with the injury, but returned...
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Legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda snubbed Blue Jackets alternate captain Jack Johnson on a handshake and explained why.
The defending Stanley Cup Playoff champs just got some good news. Former Fighting Sioux defenseman Matt Greene is set to rejoin the L.A. Kings just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoff push. The Kings are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference and are second in the Pacific Division.
NHL.COM --- The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene from...
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene from the injured reserve list, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Greene, 29, has missed the last 42 games after suffering a mid-body injury Jan. 19 vs. Chicago. The 6-3, 232 pound native of Grand Ledge, Mich. has played in one game this season (the Season Opener vs. the Blackhawks...
Hollywood actor and Los Angles Kings enthusiast Wil Wheaton took over the Kings Twitter account during the second period of their 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night and he was actually pretty hysterical. Check it out:
ATTENTION KINGS FANS I HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF YOUR TWITTER. SEND ME BEER AND NOBODY GETS HURT. Your benevolent overlord, Wil Wheaton
— LA Kings...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kyle Clifford scored the tiebreaking goal, Jonathan Quick made 20 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings slowed the Columbus Blue Jackets' late-season surge with a 2-1 victory Thursday night.
Drew Doughty scored an early power-play goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who kept pace with San Jose for fourth place in the Western Conference by snapping Columbus...
As good as the Los Angeles Kings have been at home, they would surely like to gain home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
It hasn't helped when they've faced the Dallas Stars lately.
Dallas has handed the Kings half of their regulation home losses and can boost its postseason hopes Sunday night by winning in Los Angeles for the fifth straight time.