Game 24 of 32 – Kings vs. Blues
|Kings & Queen||
|trytodethroneus||Blues will tighten up after giving up 4 to the dux. KINGS will roll 4 lines and take advantage of the back-to-back for stl.||Kings 2-1 R|
|40YearKingsFan||Statement game. If the streak ends before the final game and the hoisting of the cup by our Kings at Staples,,,,,,, I will not be the one who called it. I’m thinking we’re six games in to running the table.||Kings 4-1|
|McSorleyfan||The Blues aren’t under the pressure the Kings are, but having lost recently to the Quacks will try to make a game of it. The Blues just won’t have enough to get the job done.||Kings 3-2 OT|
|Meg Jarrell||Thanks to a valiant effort from the Quacks, the Western Conference leading Blues are coming in to Staples with little less energy and a loss under their belts. The Kings are in attack mode and the Pacific Division is in sight. The power of Hanks is with us!||Kings 3-1|
|Forum Gold||Cue the music for the Blues. “I Love LA” will be blasting 4 times as the Kings continue the quest for 1st in the Pacific Division. Kopitar, Brown, King and Carter lead the way. 6 in a row as we welcome the Cup winners to finish the homestand with an A game against the B’s.||Kings 4-2|
|The Royal Half||The LA Kings get two goals from Mark Messie…. I mean Dustin Penner and beat the Blues.||Kings 3-2|
|variable||We’re rollin’ and playing just as well as anyone else. Plus, I’m liking this batch of Kool-Aid very much.||Kings 3-2|
|Jon Gillette||Well, if the Ducks can do it… Honestly, I don’t care about the score anymore, I only care about the 2 points in the standings and making a statement against potential playoff opposition.||Kings 4-3|
|CB14||It might have taken me a little longer then the rest of you guys, but i’ve finally been convinced this team is for real. This isn’t just a game to help the Kings make the playoffs, this is a statement game, and the Kings will make a statement tonight against the best team in the NHL.||Kings 4-1|
|wavesinair||St. Louis is vulnerable after losing 2 of their last 3 and going into the second half of their back2back tonight. However, they will be ready. But so will the Kings, who have finally shown they want to move past their notoriously inconsistent tendencies. The first two games of this match up resulted in 5 goals total for each. The third game was a Blues shutout 1-0. Tonight?||Kings 3-2 SO|
|Matt Murray||The Kings may be the hottest scoring team in the West since Feb. 25, going 9-3, but the Blues have been on fire as well, going 10-4 in that same span. But the Blues have been tapering off since clinching a playoff spot. Still, this will be a defensive struggle, as both teams are 1-2 in goals against. My guess is the Kings will be able to crack the seal at least twice, allowing Quick to do what he does best.||Kings 2-0|
|LBLocal||A defensive battle with both teams earning points tonight. Hello 1st place!||Kings 3-2 SO|
|Player-X||His lips are sealed. Just like the Go-Go’s.||Kings 3-1|
|Hipcheck||If the ducks can hang a 4 spot on the Blues so can the Kings given their recent scoring mojo. I see a very physical game with at least a couple of fighting majors handed out while I once again try to shakethe vision of bad memories involving Geoff Courtnall.||Kings 4-2|
|Cynic||We have the Blues number. Quick is on FI-UAH! We’re playing like a team possessed. Penner has actually scored in the last 2 games. We NEED these 2 points. TONS more to mention. We’re on a serious roll. Pick whatever reason makes you feel special.||Kings 4-2|
|Kingsfanone||I’ve gotta continue the streak! I’m counting on seeing the same Kings we’ve had lately, but moreso! Kopi goes nuts tonite……hat trick? Let’s Go Boys!||Kings 4-1|
|KingsFanFTW||Blues win…Because they are number 1||Blues 3-2 R|
*Predictions are sorted by current standings. Bloggers are in bold and linked to their respective websites.
What is this about? Matt Murray from Life in Hockeywood proposed a Kings blogger prediction panel for the last 32 games of the season. Seven websites are represented on the panel and we simply predict the score of the game and give a reason why we believe it will turn out that way. Also invited are commenters from LA Kings Insider to compete against us!
Playing: Simply predict the score of the game and give a reason why you think it will go that way. I will email you before every game to get your predictions.
Scoring: A win gets you 2 points. Or a correct score gets you 3 points (exacta). Or a correct score (along with regulation, overtime or shootout correct) gets you 4 points (perfecta). Standings will be sorted by Points, Win/Loss, Plus/Minus, Exacta/Perfecta.
Playoffs: The Top 10 predictors in the standings at the end of the regular season will qualify for the esteemed Playoff Prediction Panel. You will be looked upon for guidance on blogs and admired all across the Kingdom. Trumpets will sound wherever you go. There’s still loads of time to crack the Top 10.
Plus/Minus: Minus are only counted if you lose. Otherwise, the worst you can get is Even. If you lose, you get a -1 for every goal you’re wrong in your prediction. Then one of the following… If you predict one correct score then you get a +1. If you predict the total number of goals in the game correct then you get a +1. If you predict the exact score then you get a +3. If you predict the exact score and ending (reg/ot/so) then you get a +4.
What do I win?: Not sure yet. The winner will get something though.