Got a little bit of a late start today, so I’m joining in the 2nd period.
17:23 – Eriksson has a nice shot, but doesn’t score. Eriksson was gorgeous on Thursday. He and Lundy came out at the same time after practice and I thought I was going to hyperventilate.
15:45 – Richards loses the puck again. Apparently he’s at 499 points. It may be a while until he hits 500.
The Guppies beat the Ducks last night… There’s no way we can catch them.
15:20 – Marty makes a save on Brown’s shot… and then stares behind him to make sure he got it. That makes me nervous.
15:08 – NO TOUCHY ERIKSSON! I’m so glad Ott is back so he can defend people now. Eriksson gets a goalie interference penalty for a play that looked just like what Bertuzzi did to Marty the other night (without a penalty).
14:12 – Blake scores on the rebound so it’s tied 1-1. The Stars really need to work on their penalty kill.
I keep hearing the name Armstrong and it reminds me of Doug. Then I wish that Robi would hit him really hard…
10:41 – Norstrom blocks a shot from Brown from his butt. I guess that’s one way to make sitting in front of the net useful.
8:28 – STUUUUUUU scores!!! Ribs, Brenden, and Stu had a really good shift. They really dominated out there. 2-1 Stars
6:32 – Jon Klemm loses his helmet after he hops on Mikey. I miss Klemm.. He was one of my favorite defensemen for the Stars. He’s definitely a much better shut-down defenseman than Norstrom, and he doesn’t cost nearly as much money.
4:49 – Lundy and Eriksson are playing really well while Richards pretends to skate around. It actually took a couple shifts of seeing this line for me to realize Richards was out there.
2:57 – The Kings announcers crack me up. They say that “earlier in the season” Richards and Modano were on the same line, but now they’re on different lines to spread out the offense. I guess that “earlier in the season” was 5 games ago, and they played on the same line for a whole game or so.
0:55 – There’s a big blob out in front of Marty that involves Eriksson and Lundy. The Kings had better stay far away from the two of them. I really wish the Stars would stop letting the Kings stand in front of the net.
0:00 – Period 2 is over. I wonder what the Kings announcers have in store for us… Hopefully no more talk about the Stars imploding back in November, but they really seem to like talking about that.
They have a special on Lehtinen! I’ve already seen this on the Stars site, but it’s nice that the Kings are showing the video of him meeting Slayer. I love the way he says “Finland”. It’s so cute that he worries whether or not Slayer will remember him next time.
Yay! Time for the 3rd period!
Barnes is playing well with Brenden and Ribsy. I guess everyone who gets put on that line plays well. Well, except for Lessard. I guess that’s why we traded him to Tampa earlier in the season.
10:23 – The Stars finally get control of the puck and Mikey goes into the penalty box. I’m not really sure why he had his stick up there in the first place…
My mom states the obvious: The penalty kill sucks without Jeffy.
9:25 – Some King is going to the box now. It’d be great if the Stars could get control of the puck and maybe get out of their zone for a second or two.
The Kings announcers would like us to know that the Stars haven’t scored a third period goal since March 1st. If that doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, I don’t know what will.
4:48 – Zeiler gets all bloody after Fistric hits him at center ice. Looks like a perfectly clean hit to me, so he should stop complaining. There was no penalty called. I’m sure Campbell will review the play and suspend Fistric for a couple games.
3:36 – LET GO OF BRENDEN’S FACE!!!
3:01 – Some King scores. This sucks. The Stars have looked terrible this whole game. I wonder if they’re even going to make it into the playoffs. Tied 2-2.
2:something – The Kings score again. I’m starting to doubt whether or not they will win another game before the playoffs.
1:19 – Where is Smitty?!?!?! Marty, why did you let the Kings score again? Defensemen, where are you? Richards, why do you play from your butt?
I know I’m in the minority about this, but the Stars suck after the trade.
0:34 – Uh oh guys, Richards is out on the ice. I wonder how long he’ll make it before he falls on his butt again.
0:00 – Stars lose. They look bad. I’m really worried as to whether or not we’ll even make it to the playoffs. Has any team ever led their division almost all season and then not made the playoffs?
I’m not blogging post game. I’m gonna go beat something up on Smash Bros.