Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Money on the Board": Week 3 Results

Week three of The Queen's "Money on the Board" challenge saw the Kings tackle the second half of a franchise record 10-game road trip.  The action included 2 shoot-outs in 3 games, but sadly only 1 win for the Kings.  Luckily I'm donating based on goals, not wins, so let's have a look at how much the Kings helped me raise.

February 16th - Kings vs. Blue Jackets
This one was a barn burner that went right down to the wire.  Williams, Loktionov and Doughty scored goals in regulation, and Stoll added a tally in the shoot-out en route to a Kings win.

Final score - Kings 3, Blue Jackets 3
Final dollars = (Doughty x $10) + ((Williams + Loktionov + Stoll) x $1) = $13

February 17th - Kings vs.Rangers
Madison Square Garden may be the largest hockey stage in the United States, so the stakes were incredibly high in this game.  Raising them even higher was matching Jonathan Bernier against consistently talented Henrik Lundquist.  The Kings got off to a sharp start, then dipped in the second and fought back to tie it in regulation in the third. The highlight of the game had to be a rare Matt Greene goal!   Sadly, penalties turned the OT period in 3-on-3 play and King Henrik bested Bernier in the shoot-out.  Not the outcome we wanted overall, but a nail biter to the end.

Final score - Kings 3, Rangers 4
Final dollars = (Brown (2)) + (Greene (1)) x $1 = $3

February 19th - Kings vs. Islanders
Not gonna even mince words on this one -- the Kings were terrible.  Current Islander and former King Matt Moulson lit up his brother-in-law Jonathan Quick for 2 goals on the way to an Isles victory.  I'm sure the Kings were happy to get out of New York once this one ended.  Being shut out really sucks...

Final score - Kings 0, Islanders 3
Final dollars = $0

Kid, I'm trying to score goals....sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, ya know?

This week the Kings earned me $16.  Add that to last week's total of $40,  and now I'm up to $56 to donate to the Young Survival Coalition via Chicago Pucks Cancer!

The Kings have 4 more chances to help me earn some money before my final donation, so send all your goal scoring karma to your favorite King!  Let's light the lamp and puck cancer, people!


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