Offside Thursday/All the Kings men !!

Through their struggles, the Mississippi RiverKings finally beat the Evansville IceMen at the DCC Tuesday night. As all the Kings’ men whipped the IceMen 5-2.

Isn’t nice to taste victory at home.
Mississippi scored quickly in the first period, just 1:10 to be exact. Milan Maslonka tipped in a shot off the stick of Russell Smith. Evansville tied the game at one on a powerplay goal coming off the stick of Jeff Nelson at 18:51. It was 1-1 after twenty minutes.
The first period belonged to the Kings but the second period went to the IceMen.

The IceMen outshot the Kings 18-6.

Midway through the second period the IceMen scored shorthanded(I hate those) Brian Bicek beat Kings netminder the12:22 mark The Kings responded quickly with a powerplay goal from Richards at 13:07. It was 2-2 after forty minutes of play.

In the third the Kings came out flying as Maslonka scored his second of the night at 1:47.Then Jeff Christian added a powerplay goal at 13:48. Then veteran Richards’ scored his second goal of the night on the powerplay) at 17:54. The final 5-2 Kings.

If it wasn’t for netminder Larry Sterling in the second, the Kings might have not won Tuesdays’ game. Sterling stopped 35 of 37 shots directed his way. Evansville’s netminder Lundin stopped 23 of 28 shots directed his way.

The Kings were 3-for-11 on the powerplay(ouch) but the special teams( penalty kill) were great on Tuesday night.
The IceMen were 1-for-6 on the powerplay.

Next up…. The RiverKings are off to Tulsa for a game on Friday night. That game starts at 7:35 pm. Then on Saturday, Mississippi will battle against Wichita at the DeSoto Civic Center. Game time is 7:05pm.


Quick note:
Brian Ihnacak signed with the RiverKings. Forwards Darrell Stoddard and Brennan Sarazin were placed on the 10-day injured reserve list.

Joe Sports thoughts on Tuesdays game

That was a rare burst of goals by the Kings Tuesday. It was great to see.

The Kings looked good tonight, but for only 40 minutes I thought. Some members of the media and some fans were giving them credit with a full 60 minutes, but I have to disagree.

We came out good in the first, but we came out flat in the second and in IMO we’re lucky to hold the IceMen to just one goal.
Lets thank- Sterling for that. Our penalty kill was awesome. Yes we got 3 powerplay goals out of 11 chances. I was not happy about that. Remember that special teams are the key to winning games.

All in all, a good effort. Not a full 60 minute effort, but enough to pull out a win. A couple garbage goals in close. The team defense played well at times. The forwards played “smart hockey,” making everything click at the right time.

With the penalty kill saving the Kings. It was a collective win. We worked hard, feels like it could be the beginning of a streak. Well lets not get carried away. Now the Kings will see if they can keep the momentum going Friday in Tulsa, as they attempt to string back-to-back wins together and hopefully put in a 60 minute game not 40.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.


Offside Thursday

An ESPN sportscaster called 83-year-old Joe Paterno “the Brett Favre of coaching.” Let’s all hope JoePa isn’t into texting.

A Mississippi high school basketball coach, who was suspended for allegedly whipping players’ behinds as discipline, says he did it to help them.

Reuters reports a man in his sixties unintentionally walled himself into the basement. This is not to be confused with Lou Lamoriello signing Ilya Kovalchuk.

A 77-year-old Spanish woman recently became the world’s oldest professional parachute jumper, completing her 903rd jump. She’s the most talked about diver of late this side of the Bruin’s Marc Savard.

Vernon Fiddler of the Coyotes recently recorded his first NHL hat trick. If Vernon bulges the top of the twine, is that called Fiddler on the roof?

Interim Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Favre will be his starting quarterback because Brett’s been a leader on their team. Maybe Frazier thinks Favre is like a General, one who likes taking pictures of his privates.

Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee suggested that football teams like TCU and Boise State don’t deserve a national title because they play against the “Little Sisters of the Poor.” When it comes to respect, it seems the Pac-10 gets nun.

Canadian crooner Michael Buble, co-owner of the Vancouver Giants hockey team, made headlines this week by saying he and his fiancee – Argentine actress and model Luisana Lopilato – will wed twice. One ceremony will be in her native land, the second in Vancouver. Is it just me, or does this sound like much I-do about nothing?

U.S. Thanksgiving serving from Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Tiger Woods … Ben Roethlisberger … Brett Favre … LeBron James … President Obama certainly has his pick of turkeys to pardon this year.

Jessica Simpson said her fiancee, ex-NFLer Eric Johnson, chose a good hiding place when he stashed her three-stone ruby engagement ring at her house – in a shoe. His other option was under a book.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck took off from the pocket for a 63-yard run against Cal. This is one case where it was good to have your Luck run out.

Rafael Nadal was given a new $525,000 watch by Richard Mille to replace one that was stolen. There’s no present like the time.

Stevie Johnson of the Bills was dinged $5000 by the NFL for celebrating a touchdown by pulling up his jersey to reveal a message on his T-shirt. I’m thinking the fine sounds a little over the top.

A new report has named Vancouver the world’s second most eco-friendly city. The authors point to two major steps in Vancouver’s reduction of toxic gas emissions: 2006 when the city adopted solar-powered trash compactors, and 2004 when the Canucks fired Brian Burke.

F1 Virgin Racing Team owner Richard Branson has sponsored a photography book featuring supermodels Including Brooklyn Decker, Miranda Kerr and Marisa Miller. The top three titles under consideration:

3. Life in the fasting lane;
2. Gentlemen; start your engines;
1. Vroom with a view.

CERN scientists told Reuters they are closer than expected to proving there’s another dimension beyond the four we know. A CERN spokesperson says by probing the fifth dimension they hope to find a) the mysterious Higgs particle, b) all the missing socks from dryers, and c) Tiger Woods’ golf game.

A new ‘Wind Up’ mini car, capable of going 60 KPH, goes on display this week in Essen, Germany. Listed in Guiness as the world’s smallest car licensed for public streets, it’s only 104 centimetres high, 130 centimetres long and 66 centimetres wide. It is said to be ideal for jockeys and Montreal Canadiens.

Randy and Evi Quaid, who have been in Vancouver since October seeking asylum, missed a fourth mandatory court appearance in Santa Barbara. They join the Flames, Oilers and Maple Leafs as teams in Canada who haven’t been showing up.

Eva Longoria filed court papers this week to divorce Spur’s star Tony Parker and end three years of marriage. In basketball terms, this would be called a triple un-double.

The bat Kirk Gibson used to hit his legendary home run in the 1988 World Series sold at auction for $575,000. Meanwhile, the one Vladi Guerrero used in the 2010 World Series sold at auction for firewood.

Jenn Sterger reportedly met with NFL officials for over three hours to discuss allegations Brett Favre sent her racy texts, including nude photos of his private parts. I’m thinking it’s a good thing for Favre the sexting happened before the NFL banned head shots.

For the first time in seven years a Bills home game was be blacked out in Buffalo. For the rest of us, no such luck.
Slayer X-MAS What happens when X-mas lights meet Metal heavy gods.This is what happens.

Neil Young’s – Whip my hair-Jimmy you are great!!

Cowboys and Aliens-Looks kind of cool !!

Danny MacAskill – “Way Back Home/ This guy does not need roads

Fight of the day

Your dance around your desk video of the day

That’s it for today, have a great day. I’m Joe Sports

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