Kings-Sharks Recap: Booyah!

First thought: woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Drew Doughty is awesome.  His assist to get Kopitar off the schneid was a beautiful play.  He patiently held onto the puck until the Sharks overcommitted then slid the puck between two defenders to a wide open Kopitar.  His goal was just straight heat.  I always thought it was kind of bullshit when he talked about how he felt more comfortable because he changed his stick blade, but maybe that actually worked.

-Ted Purcell, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown all broke 10+ game droughts.  Good thing the Sharks had a shitty goalie in, otherwise they still might be waiting for their goal.

-You know who's good?  Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

-You know who's not?  Erik Ersberg.

-Michal Handzus had a pretty bad game, picking up 3 particularly brutal penalties.  The Kings managed to win the special teams battle, however, and staved off the powerful San Jose power play.  The Kings penalty kill still kind of sucks by the percentages, but it should be better and hopefully this game is a sign that it's going to start improving.

-The Kings have another tough game tomorrow night against the Coyotes, although Ed Jovanovski is suspended for tomorrow's game because the NHL head office still doesn't understand Pronger physics.  Quick will be in for that game, so it should be a good one.

-The Kings are 3 points out of 1st in the Pacific.  Just saying.

Final thought: wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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