Saturday, January 25, 2014

Game 52 Thread (NHL Stadium Series): Jan. 24 vs. Ducks, 7p

Ducks (38-10-5) at Kings (29-17-6)

After all the hype, "the first NHL regular-season outdoor game in the U.S. west of the Rocky Mountains" is finally here. The Ducks have the franchise upper hand over the Kings, and are come off a win over the Kings just two days ago. But between the sand volleyball court, pond and performance stages, all bets are off. The real test will be whether or not the ice itself will hold up in the perfect Southern California temperature, currently predicted to be around 78 degrees.

SoSG is made better by the many Dodger fans who are also big Kings hockey fans, so we wanted to bring a special offseason hockey game thread to them and to so many of us who will be following this unique game. Give us a shout in the GT if you make it to the Yard (the Rink?)!
photo by Wally Skalij/LA Times

49 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

The only thing about the layout that bugs me is no seats right by the glass. Takes away from the intimacy of a hockey game.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Who's hitting clean up?

Dusty Baker said...

Last 10: Anaheim 8-2-0; Los Angeles 4-4-2

Dusty Baker said...

I already started crying at the Dodger Stadium intro, about 1.5 mins into the broadcast.

Dusty Baker said...

Nancy Bea not in the house. Her husband is having surgery so she gives way to the Kings' organist tonight. Dude shows playing all sorts of 80s and 90s tunes when Sons were all in the house last summer.*


*Except Stubbs

Dusty Baker said...

Brian Wilson ice side. Crazy mo fo. I like.

Dusty Baker said...

Brian Wilson was being interviewed from the mound at DS. He said "I kind of want baseball to start right now."

Damn skippy.

Orel said...

Channel 220 for DirecTV subscribers. Had to dig around a little bit.

Dusty Baker said...

Missed Vin's intro so if anyone has a video link, post it here please.

Dusty Baker said...

Check that, Deadspin has it.

Orel said...

Alyssa!

Dusty Baker said...

http://deadsp.in/M1XLhEc

Dusty Baker said...

I got a conflicting edit! I'm so happy!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

1640 for Uverse subscribers

Dusty Baker said...

Oh KISS, you get lamer by the minute.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Brian Wilson with the absolute WORST hockey interview Ever.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Alyssa Milano in the house and looking good.

Dusty Baker said...

Indeed, she was.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

And while I'm at it, Jeremy Roenick is a complete tool.
*gets off my rant*

Jason said...

Could have done without the Kiss thing.

Dusty Baker said...

Just seen on tha Twitters a picture of Vin down on the field with Bob Miller.

This should be good.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

on my sofa Vinny.
wait...what?

Jason said...

I'm pouring one out for Chick Hearn right now. I miss hearing Vin and Bob.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

The Great One

Dusty Baker said...

Gretzky in tha heezy. Shit is on.

Dusty Baker said...

Good call re Chicky Baby, Jason.

Dusty Baker said...

Dicks score first blood.

Jason said...

I blame Emilio Estevez

Jason said...

Screw Anaheim, what have they ever offered the world?

Dusty Baker said...

Terrible penalty attempt, Kopitar.

Jason said...

Really wish the Kings would have worked some blue into the sweater.

Dusty Baker said...

And some goals.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

die die die

Jason said...

Neeebs: not a Kiss fan.

Dusty: a Neeebs' mom fan

Dusty Baker said...

This is like watching my grandfather dress up for Halloween and pretend to play in a rock band.

Dusty Baker said...

Ducks coached by Alfred Hitchcock.

Dusty Baker said...

Dicks still up 2-0 after two. Kings looking flatter than a fifth grade girl.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

This game is about as exciting as a Padres v. Cubs game in September.

Jason said...

It's like interleague but without the excitement. Or booze.

Scott said...

http://photos.dailynews.com/2014/01/photos-2014-nhl-stadium-series-featuring-los-angeles-kings-and-anaheim-ducks/#1

Jason said...

Oh, he'll yes! More please, Scott!

Dusty Baker said...

Time running out for Kings to do something here. 7:30 left.

Dusty Baker said...

OC goal has a force shield on it tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

This game and OC can lick rim. LA 36 shots on goal and no scores.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

Dicks with an empty net goal to make it 3-0 and ice this one, no pun intended.

Orel said...

gaaaaame over

Steve Sax said...

Happy Australia Day!

Dusty Baker said...

Is it Canadian Boxing Day yet?