I would like to start out this post by saying, “thanks a lot” to whomever programed the LA Kings/New Jersey Devils game at the same time as the Boston Celtics/Miami Heat game. My remote pretty much melted when the games were over. Both games were tied in the second half and had to go into overtime. I think I finally understand and appreciate sports bars with 20 televisions. My sad remotes state aside the Kings beat the Devils, 2-1, in game 1 of the Stanley Cup.
The winning goal game with 11:47 left in overtime. Anze Kopitar scored the goal on a breakaway(basically when it is just one player and the goalie). Kopitar used one of our favorite moves the fake out and distracted the goalie, Martin Brodeur. I love that hockey is so low scoring that if a team makes a shot in overtime the game just ends.
During the regular playing the period the first goal was kind of too easy for the Kings. Colin Fraser, who made his first goal in the playoff, hit a typical shot from the right circle( literally the circle drawn on the ice to the right of the goal.) Then there was a crazy lucky shot for the Devils that tied the game.The Kings’ goalie, Jonathan Quick, saved the puck from going in only to have it bounce off of Kings’ defenseman Slava Voynov and go back in. So it’s kind of like the Kings scored that point for the Devils.
It is kind of hard to see the Kings losing at this point, they are 13-2 this postseason. Not only that but they are 9-0 on the road. Los Angelenos can celebrate that at least one of their teams is on the road to victory.
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