February 10th - Kings vs. Penguins
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping for much more out of this game. Even with the Pens line-up hampered by key injuries to stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Kings couldn't get much done on the scoring front. Jarret Stoll had the only tally of the game in regulation, and in overtime Kings goalie Jonathan Quick got owned by the Pens Jordan Staal for a 2-1 loss.
Final score - Kings 1, Pens 2
Final dollars =Stoll x $1 = $1
February 12th - Kings vs. Capitals
I had a lot of confidence in the Kings ability to beat the struggling Caps -- but that was before Terry Murray went crazy and changed all the lines. When Caps star winger Alexander Ovechkin lit the lamp less than 2 minutes in, I was scared nothing positive was going to happen. But the Kings fought back and earned 4 goals en route to a win! The only disappointment for me was that at least 1 of the 4 didn't go to Drew Doughty. Still, more money on the board, baby!
Final score - Kings 4, Caps 1
Final dollars = (Kopitar + Loktionov + Handzus + Stoll) x $1 = $4
February 13th - Kings vs. Flyers
Of all the games in our February schedule, this one scared me the most. After a busy first period for Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty broke it open 17 seconds into the second period with his 17th goal of the season! By the end of the game, Doughty had the lone tally, the Kings got a huge road win and I had a nice chunk of money on the board!
Final score - Kings 1, Flyers 0
Final dollars = Doughty (1) x $10 = $10
|Winning is fun!|
This week the Kings earned me $15. Add that to last week's total of $25, and now I'm up to $40 to donate to the Young Survival Coalition via Chicago Pucks Cancer!
I also have to give HUGE thanks to Jon Moncrief of The Examiner and Matt Reitz from View From My Seats for helping get the word out about what we're doing here at Kings Court. If you don't already follow both these gentlemen, you're missing out on some very fine hockey coverage of the Kings as well as other teams around the league. Links to their sites are also available on the Kings Court Facebook page or on this blog at the All The Kings Men page button just below our blog header.
Don't forget Kings fans -- YOU can still get involved! Join the "Money on the Board" challenge yourself, then drop The Queen an e-mail at LAKingsCourt@gmail.com. I'd love to hear about YOUR pledge!