How confident are the Los Angeles Kings right now? So confident that heading into the 2nd period of a pivotal game with the Calgary Flames… Drew Doughty sings along with Brooks & Dunn's "Play Something Country." 3 games on the road… 5 points… not bad, right? This whole "10 game roadtrip in February is going to be the death of this team thing" is over-rated, huh? Penguins on Thursday. Capitals on Saturday. Flyers on Sunday. Oh, boy.
Going into this game, the Kings were as real as the Tooth Fairy to us. Coming out of this game, the Tooth Fairy is real and it will shit in your mouth. Anze Kopitar is the most imposing player the Pens have played against in a long time. The Pens needed Evgeni Malkin for this one, case closed. A vintage Chernobyl in the third period led to the Pens' demise. Any talk of injuries catching up to the Pens is garbage. They just didn't show up in the third period.
Pascal Dupuis – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Max Talbot – Chris Conner
Ryan Craig – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
Brett Sterling – Dustin Jeffrey – Nick Johnson
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski – Deryk Engelland
Andrei Loktionov – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Ryan Smyth – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Alexei Ponikarovsky – Michal Handzus – Wayne Simmonds
Kyle Clifford – Trevor Lewis – Brad Richardson
Willie Mitchell – Drew Doughty
Jack Johnson – Rob Scuderi
Alec Martinez – Matt Greene