In the third period when the score was still 1-nil, Bob Miller said something along the lines of "Theodore is working on a shutout." A little while later the Kings broke that shutout and Miller excitedly said, "The shutout jinx worked!" Once Armstrong got the Kings on the board the whole team had a little extra step in them. I figured we would probably send the game into overtime but Thornton broke the tie and the Kings were able to hold on and secure the win with an empty-netter by Kopitar. Lately I haven't been that impressed with Kopi's play so it was encouraging to see him get a goal even if it was an empty-netter. Three different lines scored so Crawford must have wet his pants with excitement.
Now the Kings have two consecutive games against Chicago. The last meeting with Chicago was quite dreadful but maybe yesterday's win will spark some confidence in the Kings.
My DVR is set to record the Winter Classic but there's a slight chance I may be able to watch it live. I still don't understand why some hockey analysts think this game is a travesty. But then again, I guess if there's a blizzard it will be a disaster.