We've hit four games so far:
- 3-2 loss to the lowly Calgary Flames, made especially painful due to the fact that they started their backup goalie. Full recap here.
- 7-4 win over the loathsome Phoenix Coyotes, which wasn't as much fun as the score makes it look. The Kings had a 4-0 lead after the first period, but by two minutes into the third period Phoenix had tied it up at 4-4. Luckily, Mike Richards scored a shortie to retake the lead, then the team added two more to seal the deal. Full recap here.
- 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres, notable as it was Linden Vey's NHL debut and Jonathan Quick's 300th career game. Quick celebrated the milestone with a shutout. Also noteworthy was the presence of eleven former Manchester Monarchs, the Kings AHL affiliate, in the lineup (the official tally was ten, but they missed Kyle Clifford). Full recap here.
- 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are very much missing injured scoring machine Steve Stamkos. Full recap here.
Here are some mostly fuzzy game pics courtesy of my Droid:
Having trouble getting used to the new slogan. It reminds me of that creepy "We All Have AIDS" celebrity promo from a few years back. No, we don't.
This idiot was sitting right in front of us at the Calgary game. Idiot.
A fuzzy look at our Stanley Cup banner.
Our seats this year are right next to the tunnel. I thought this would enable me to get some wicked shots of the guys headed to the ice. I was wrong.
I spy a blurry Brown and a blurry Greene.
Blurry Kings Dwight King, Muzzin, Carcillo and Clifford heading out to fight Flames.
The always awesome Bailey decided to make himself at home in our section during the Phoenix game:
Bailey at his typical cheerleading best:
Sitting this close to goal means never having to miss out on fangirling Quick.
"Thank you, oh Hockey Gods, for the immense gifts you have bestowed up me. I am in fact so very, very worthy."
KINGS WIN!!! YES THEY DO!!!
Bailey about to greet the three stars of the game: Kopi, King and Doughty.
Pao Gasol of the L.A. Lakers made an appearance the other night and was very gracious about taking pictures with fans. The crowd roared when they showed him on the jumbo tron.
"Hello, I am very tall and thin."
Then there was this guy:
This idiot was sitting right in front of us at the Tampa Bay game. Idiot.