As tweeted by wife Victoria (aka “Spindly Spice,” which I believe was her nickname) — here’s David Beckham lifting Lord Stanley’s mug at the Kings’ post-Cup celebration at LA Live:
As you might’ve heard, Beckham is a massive Kings fan. He and his kids were at a ton of games this year, usurping Matthew Perry as the Most Recognizable Hockey Fan in L.A. (coming in a distant third was Tom Hanks’ son, Skippy Colin.)
Speaking of celebrity Kings fans, the Daily Mail has a good gallery of all the glitterati on hand during Los Angeles’ playoff run: Ice Cube, Tony Soprano, Arnie’s ex-wife, the girl from Juno and the porn star that sat behind Peter DeBoer.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger