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The Kings were really happy to see Jeff Carter score

Jun 3, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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When Jeff Carter scored the overtime game-winning goal in Game 2, the joy the Los Angeles Kings had wasn’t just limited to going up 2-0 in the series. The Kings were rooting pretty hard for Carter to get things going offensively.

“He’s been in the media a lot, he’s been in a lot of story lines,” Jarret Stoll said after the game. “[He’s] A great addition for our team, a lot of offense coming over to us. Solidify our lineup, depthwise throughout our lineup and made us a lot better team. Big goal. Huge goal for him and for our team.”

Before last night’s goal, Carter hadn’t scored since Game 2 of the Western Conference finals when he netted a hat trick against Phoenix. Since then he’s had just two assists but his goal was big for not just him, but his line as well.

“That’s the way it’s gotta be in the playoffs especially in the Stanley Cup finals,” Dustin Penner said. “Cartsy had a huge goal and a huge game for us. As a line we needed something like that to get us going again because we’ve been kind of indifferent.”

Indifferent in that they’ve been invisible offensively for a little while. If Carter just wants to spend his time scoring game-winners, however, I don’t think the Kings will mind too much.

  1. hiltonandastoria - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Most games Carter has been making bad passes and not moving his feet. Being what everyone has ever called him, dumb and lazy.

    But he’s nearly a dumb & lazy Champion

    • hiltonandastoria - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      Thumbs down must be from someone who thinks Carter’s too frequent attempts at a cross line 2 line pass that either A) goes over the boards and brings the face off back, or misses and goes for icing brings it all the way back is not being lazy when he knows he should …move his feet and take 2 strides to center before making such passes….

      Sorry, I…you know, watch hockey, watch what is actually happening on the ice. Im rooting for the Kings, but Jeff Carter is still having 2 bad shifts for every one good shift.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

      He’s a dumb and lazy champion who’s gonna have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup !

      • fbothharbaughs - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:21 PM

        Even better, yet another player the genius Holmgren thought was bringing his team down. Guess Carter & Richards weren’t the problem…

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

        Dude,, if it wasn’t for QUICK, Richards and Carter are a non mother F-in Factor !

  2. hiltonandastoria - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Cross ice 2 line pass*

  3. hiltonandastoria - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Cross ice 2 line pass*

  4. jimw81 - Jun 3, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    He won’t score another goal rest of the series. Book it. Last night was just a trademark carter game. Him and Richards are still making same mistakes. Richards was cheating alot last night on faceoffs.

  5. xhankmoodyx - Jun 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Bunch of bitter Flyers fans up in here..lmao

  6. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    I wouldn’t say bitter. I would say realists
    Carter and Richards were billed and paid to be premier top line guys. Now they are second line contributors and not much is expected from them. If they were your go to guys and had to carry the team LA would have been bounced in the first round. With all Carter’s talent he should be a conn smythe candidate but unfortunately his effort is lacking on most shifts.

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