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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Kings celebrate Thanksgiving early with roast Turco

Remember back to opening day after the lockout, October 5, 2005. The Kings build a first period 4-0 lead in Dallas, only to see the Stars score 5 consecutive goals to win in regulation.

My how times have changed. Cut to November 10, 2007. The Stars build a 4-0 late in the third period in Los Angeles. The Kings score 5 consecutive goals in a franchise record 5:07 to pull ahead, still allowing time for Modano to tie the game before Kopitar ends it 2:34 into overtime.

Here's the best part. With 7:15 left in the 3rd period and the score at 4-0, Marty Turco made his 28th straight save of the night. Incredibly, he didn't make another save the rest of the night; the next six Kings shots on goal went in.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (breath) Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe it! What a great game!! How does Tippett NOT pull the goaltender after the tying goal? Bad coaching, I think. Good for us though, Kings win!!

Anonymous said...

When I say pull the goaltender, I mean take out Turco and put in Mike Smith, not play with an empty net. I understand Smith has been on the bench and it's late in the game, but he certainly couldn't have done any worse than Turco did.

Patty (in Dallas) said...

I'll give you the title. That's funny.

Now I'm going back to feeling sorry for myself.

Kevin Y said...

I was at this game, and I still can't believe it. 7:30 left in the third and the KINGS are down 4-0. The first goal, the puck just squeezed past Turco and Brown found it. The second goal was a bad-angle shot by Thornton that I can't believe went in. The third goal was a Johnson shot that hit Armstrong and Frolov. The fourth goal, the Kings came right after the center faceoff after the third goal, and Visnovsky skated down the ice and centered to Kopitar (off Brown's stick) and Turco was out of position. The fifth goal was a good re-direction on a high stick by Nagy, and the sixth goal (in overtime) was a Kopitar backhand alone in the circle.

Nothing Turco really could've done about the later goals. The first, Turco got everything, and from my seat up in 332, a perfect view of all six goals, and I still didn't see the puck sitting behind Turco. The second goal was a horrible angle, near the faceoff circle on the boards that Turco should've stopped, but it went above his far shoulder. The next three goals were nothing he could've done about; the third and fifth goals were both reviewed by the video goal judge for the deflections and the fourth was just unlucky. Turco was lucky that he had a sixth goal to give up because Handzus took a penalty that gave the Stars the power play, which led to the Modano game-tying goal.

In other words, Turco got incredibly unlucky; the final score should've been 4-2, but the bounces just didn't go his way.