*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF,
BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*
KINGS 4, BLUES 3
There's never a true consensus of how a fan base feels. No matter what day of the year, a small percentage will be content while the majority believes the sky is falling and all hope is lost.
I, for reasons unbeknownst to me, have been confident in this Kings team all year long. Losses didn't hurt, wins just meant one step closer to the the ultimate prize, and somehow that irrational belief has continued into the playoffs.
Enter Game 4 between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues.
Ah, Game 4s. The one Achilles heel the Lombardi Era Kings have. No, really. It's true.
Since this version of the Kings first made the playoffs in 2009-10, they have won only one Game 4 (last year against the Blues) in six chances. All while being outscored 21-12 in the process.
However these losses came against the Canucks (twice), Sharks, Coyotes and Devils, NOT against the Blues. Sure, the Blues jumped ahead in this series, but both wins came in flukey fashion. Though they completely deserved to win both games, I still wasn't scared of this team.
And based on how the Kings responded in Game 3, I don't think they are either.
Would the Game 4 curse continue to haunt the Kings? Or did they gain immunity versus Blues in this particular scenario? Let's see how it all unfolded in the fans' eyes during another raucous night in Los Angeles.
OH, IT'S ON TONIGHT!
I guess it's really on?
OK IT'S ON!!!
(editor's note: click the video again to stop the insufferable loop)
(editor's second note: this explanation is going to look dumb on the Internet in six months)
Dad must be proud?