Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Shark Tale II: Electric Boogaloo

Los Angeles vs San Jose
Same cast, different story. Shark Tale II: Electric Boogaloo addresses so many of the unanswered questions of previous Shark Tale that had to be endured last week. Questions like: What if Cloutier only let in one bad goal, instead of the usual four? What if the Kings played for the entire 60 minutes, instead of the usual 20? What if Dustin Brown did more hitting than a pimp on payday? And what if Frolov did something, ANYTHING, that wasn't a wrap-around? That's right folks, that's what I saw tonight, and I'm givin it TWO THUMBS UP! Way up!

Act I:
This movie started in typical Kings fashion - give up a goal on the first shot. Seemed as if the plot was going to be the same, but with less then a minute left in the period, Frolov does the unexpected. He shoots the puck without even a hint of a wraparound. I'll have to see the replay on TV, but I'm pretty sure he even meant to shoot it.
  • End of Act 1: Kings 1, Sharks 1
Act II:
This is where a lot of character development and plot points are established. Nothing much going on story wise, just a lot of Dustin Brown realigning spines. Avery has been looking good, and tonight he was like a little waterbug all over the place.
  • End of Act 2: Kings 1, Sharks 1
Act III:
Here's where the story gets scary. Cloutier's baby soft goal in the first minute is like that scene in Psycho when the old lady stabbed the girl in the shower. No, it wasn't the end of the movie, but it was scary as all hell. But Lubo tied it up a few minutes later. Then Brown gave the Kings the go ahead goal with less than five minutes left. Wow, all that hitting, then getting the game winner. You're doin' a heck of a job, Brownie. Frolov capped it off with an empty netter, and I swear I could see in his eyes that he wanted to do a wrap-around.

Final Score: Kings 4, Sharks 2