Los Angeles Kings (.500) vs. Nashville Predators (uhh... .700?)
7:30 PST, Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Joe Pavelski- Ill-advised pinch at the blue line when he was the last line of defense.
Joe Thornton- Goes for a new stick after his breaks without looking around at all to see where the puck was
San Jose Bench- Didn't help Thornton keep an eye on the puck, allowing a 2-on-0 on their goaltender
Dustin Brown- Takes the middle of the ice, making Kopitar think he's going to go in alone; telegraphing pass after he's taken Kopitar out of the play; softly chipping the puck to Kopitar, allowing Nabokov a chance to square up against Kopitar; going behind the goal line after his pass, not allowing Kopitar a chance to get the puck back to him for an easy tap-in. Basically, Dustin Brown fucked up a lot.
Anze Kopitar- Getting drafted by this miserable shit team
Evgeni Nabokov- Nothing, he did fine, although that's like giving the police credit when they caught this guy. Sure, they did their job, but their opponent sure made it a whole lot easier.
The clip doesn't show it, but there was a hilarious moment after this play where they showed Kopitar looking at Brown with a, "Dude, what the fuck?" expression while Brown stared straight ahead, as if to say, "I know, shut the fuck up."
This game should just about finish the Kings' playoff hopes. After this, the Kings play 6 straight games on the road against Boston, PIttsburgh, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and Nashville. I don't think the Kings will finish above .500 this season.
The Great Wayne Simmonds Nickname Challenge will be up later in the week, but right now the leaders in the clubhouse are:
-The Wayne Train
-*sigh Chocolate Thunder
Prediction: Kings win, 4-3. Goals by Frolov, Handzus, Doughty and Stoll. Dustin Brown fucks up a 3-on-0 when his hockey pants fall down around his ankles. He says, "Fuck this," and leaves.