So the theme of today's post is... drum roll please... a jump back in time! Ok, it's really not but I needed a title so there you have it.
In 2012, Jonathan Quick fired up the Delorean, jumped in and came forward to 2014 when he knew his team would need him because they would play like... well like they do (did?) in 2012 (as in, zero offense, but pretty good on the defense... Minus the whole penalty thing).
We've all seen the GIF and the video of Tyler Toffoli's beautiful shorthanded goal. But have you watched it six million times in slow-mo yet? No? Well start now.
LA Kings Insider
POSTGAME AUDIO: CLIFFORD, HIGHLIGHTS, INSIDER REPORT Listen to Kyle Clifford talk about how amazing Quick was last night. And other stuff about the game.
WAKING UP WITH THE KINGS: OCTOBER 17 Rosen nicely recaps the game for us and talks about how good the Kings' PK last night, which was perfect, despite evidence that the team was, in fact, trying very hard to give up a power play goal (at least that's my assumption given the amount of penalties they took).
I don't know who specifically made this GIF, but it's really fantastic.
What was I doing 3 days ago that I didn't have time to giggle at this picture? RT RMHCCanada: pic.twitter.com/kr6tELHs7p— THX BUD (@thxbud) October 17, 2014
One interesting statistic to come out of last night's game... Seriously, Jeff Carter is a god and should be worshipped as one because holy shit, all he does is score.
March 22, 2012: Quick makes 35 saves in a 1-0 shootout win over St. Louis and Elliott, who makes 37. Winning shootout goal? Jeff Carter.— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) October 17, 2014
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Winging It In Motown
Report: What Does Phil Kessel do for a Living? Oh my God the responses to this are just fantastic.
Speaking of... NHL.com gave the sniper the NHL '94 treatment and it is glorious.
St. Louis Game Time
Recap: Blues Dominate Kings 0-0, Lose In Sideshow Because Why Not? They're kinda pissed over there and the post is kinda on the negative side despite the many positives for their team, but whatevs.
Copper & Blue
Seven Games To Save His Job? Dallas Eakins could be on the hot seat if this homestand does not go well.
Pension Plan Puppets
I made Mike Fisher's disgusting spaghetti casserole so you don't have to A hilarious reaction to a terrible recipe.