But this post-season has been so magical for the Kings, such a sensible explanation for the 2-0 shut out loss just didn't seem to make sense in my frustrated brain. There HAD to be some crazy X-Factor, some rip in the space time continuum that ruined the Kings perfect plan for playoff domination. After rubbing the brain cells I had left together, I thought of a few reasons the Kings lost. They're all irrational reasons, but they all make me feel better than simply acknowledging the Coyotes played better.
- It's Gary Bettman's fault. Isn't everything that's wrong in the NHL Bettman's fault?
- One of these guys is to blame. I think we all know which one.
|Hint: It's NOT the guy standing up.|
- Bikes. Way to many bikes.
- I got kicked out of my regular warm up photography spot. Dustin Brown was confused and spent the rest of the game looking for me, worried I'd abandoned the team.
|Um, who are you people and where is the regular crew?|
- Even before the game started, I blame The Mayor for tempting fate and getting exclusive interviews with Shane Doan and Ray Whitney.
- Hammond doesn't know what he's talking about. The "Curse of the Afternoon Start" is back.
- Then again, Bailey is probably right. The Universe is to blame!
The good news is the Kings are still solidly in charge of this series and we've been here before -- in Round 1 against Vancouver. That turned out pretty well so I'm choosing to believe this will too. ON TO GAME 5!
GO KINGS GO!