The Kings beat the Avalanche last night in a shootout. Mike Richards, who had a goal and an assist, was named the game's No. 1 star. Richards showed the home fans at Staples Center some love by tossing his stick into the crowd. Someone was a little too eager to catch it.
Life sucks when your favorite sport is locked out. If Gary Bettman was putting on hockey games instead of spit-shining what's left of his public image, the Columbus Blue Jackets would have played the Vancouver Canucks last night. Instead, solitude and desolation for hockey fans in Ohio.