LA looked pretty dangerous in the first, but luckily, they never managed to score. Nemo looked far more alert and into the game, although a few of his early saves still nearly made me pee my pants. So much drama.
Jack Johnson, not the singer, opened the scoring, much to my chagrin early on in the second to give LA the early 1-0 lead.
Not to be outdone by a guy who isn't actually a famous singer, Joe Thornton, who probably had the best game he's had this young season, scored with help from Patty and and the Big Pavelski. His movember stache reached out and slapped Quick and called his mother easy. Game tied 1-1.
Then Boyle was like, WAGOOSH, look at me shoot down the middle and BOOM shot the puck and Patty was like DEFLECTION! And Quick was like "what?" and suddenly it was 2-1 Sharks. It was really nice to see Boyle get in on the scoring. He's been having a rough go of it lately, for sure.
Then Danny B, was like, you know, I could just get an assist but...I WANNA GOAL! And get a goal he did on a sweet slap shot.
At one point in the second, I think Randy Hahn remarked that if Quick didn't have up a magically force field, it'd have been like, 20-1. I might be paraphrasing, but it was true. The Sharks were swarming all around his net. Some of the saves he made were due to the fact that I am pretty sure he has robotic extendo legs. He made some kick saves that were AMAZING. It's a good thing the Sharks seem to have his number.
Teeth flashed his recently crosschecked in the back of the head smile at QUick, who, momentarily blinded by its brilliance, let goal number 4 go past him. (yeah, back of the head. Argue all you want, Willie Mitchell, that was not cool. You go sit in your box and you like it!)
Whoo 4-1! YUSSSS!
Kopitar decided to ruin the party by scoring on a PP in the third to make it a 4-2 game. How rude!
There was much discussion on how Dustin Penner has been kind of...useless for the Kings. One wonders how that will work out for him come trade deadline, or the off season. (I don't recall of the top of my head if he has a NTC or not)
Joe Thornton tied his childhood hero, Pat LaFontaine, for 74th all time points leader. You go, Jumbo. That's mammoth hockey.