OT: SCF Gm 6 Open Thread

Submitted by Sambojangles on June 11th, 2012 at 9:44 PM

LA is up 4-0 in the 2nd. If they hold on for the win, they will become the first team to clinch the Cup at home since 2007.

No M alumni currently playing for LA, unfortunately, so no new Wolverines will get their name on the cup. Jack Johnson has to be pissed he was traded to Columbus, even more than he was before.

EDIT: It's final, LA wins the game 6-1, the series 4-2, and clinches the first Stanley Cup in the history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise.



June 11th, 2012 at 9:46 PM ^

I've never seen a team get more out of a 5 minute major. I thought the game was pretty much over after the 2nd goal. Now its really over and its getting a little dirty / chippy


June 11th, 2012 at 9:53 PM ^

New Jersey gets one back, but I agree, it still really looks over at this point. 

Stat of the day that I saw earlier on Twitter: LA has (with the goal in this game now) given up 30 goals this postseason. Pittsburgh gave up 30 in 6 games and one round.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:01 PM ^

The defensemen play on those last two pp goals of the major was shameful. A little effort on one and a little common sense on the other and this game is only 2-1.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:05 PM ^

I really hate to complain about refs and I believe in clean retaliation, but the Devils got screwed.

First they miss a blatant boarding at center ice and then they set a pick for the Kings by going towards the net instead OF STAYING TO THE BOARDS LIKE THEY SHOULD!!!!!!!!!!

OK, done now, thanks.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:13 PM ^

i understand the missed boarding call. that sucks for the devils but refs miss calls all the time. as far as setting the pick the ref shouldnt have been there but hes not the readon la scored. the goal occurred way after the defenseman got back into position. Not his fault at all.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:31 PM ^

It was not way after.  Had Volchenkov been able to get to the Kings player attacking, that time in the zone may have ended a lot differently.  Because the ref, the Kings were able to get a shot in and it just started a domino effect.  It also didn't help having the ref on the ice right by the goal.

I know, slight homerism, but still.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:11 PM ^

^^^^^^^^how do you get a boarding call at center ice? The ref had to get off of the boards because the kings player was rushing down that side.

BOX House

June 11th, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

Every time I see the Cup in the building it takes me back to special moments waiting for the Wings to hoist it. Nothing like it in sports. One of my favorite memories of college was spraying champagne on State Street when the Wings took it in 2008. 

What I care about most in terms of this game, though, is that the Parise talks can finally commence.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:52 PM ^

I'm watching on CBC, and after announcing some standard stuff about it being the first cup for the franchise, and talking about the current and former players for whom this Cup victory means so much, they were silent for the last 2 minutes of the game, letting the fans and the sounds of the game bring it in to the end. I thought it was a great, classy move.


June 11th, 2012 at 10:56 PM ^

Jonathan Quick wins the Conn Smythe, no surprise there. Best goalie in the league right now? He played like it during the playoffs.

Also, the annual tradition of the fans booing Gary Bettman. Not as much as usual, but I still heard a few.


June 12th, 2012 at 1:16 AM ^

I would have called that a major all day. First, you're correct that injury plays a big part. Second, this wasn't a case of turning into a hit; the .gif doesn't show anything other than the predatory hit I saw live. Bernier deserves all the criticism he gets, IMO.

Clarence Beeks

June 12th, 2012 at 9:27 AM ^

I think it actually was a case of turning into the hit. If you watch it slowed down you will see that Bernier is already past the goal line before Scuderi made the play to move it on his backhand. His follow through on the backhand is what resulted in him facing the glass. Before the follow through, Bernier was facing into Scuderi's side. If Scuderi had made the play on his forehand, instead, the follow through would have turned him do that the hit was to his front. It was less than one second in real time between when Scuderi made the move to the backhand and Bernier's contact. And Scuderi knew Bernier was coming in. No doubt, out of caution, Bernier should have let up, or not made the hit at all, but I have a problem with the major call there considering the totality of the play. If Scuderi goes forehand or just eats it in the corner, the contact never ends up to his back, so I have a difficult time seeing how Scuderi didn't turn into it. Penalty yes, major no. This play was the logical result of the inconsistent officiating and supplemental discipline all postseason.


June 12th, 2012 at 10:30 AM ^

The refs just have discretion based on the severity. There's nothing explicitly about blood or injuries. It does say though that a major resulting from a hit to the head or face is an automatic game misconduct. But that's not really relevant here because I'm arguing it shouldn't have been a major to begin with.