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.
If you think the Dallas Stars are struggling because of defense more than anything else, then you’ll make sure to keep the video above “on file.”
There Kari Lehtonen was, helpless on a 2-on-0 rush for the Calgary Flames, which Johnny Gaudreau finished with calm and ease. For some, that goal is the symbol of the Stars’ season.
Either way, it was a painful goal in the Flames’ 2-1 win against the Stars. Calgary won despite Dallas firing 30 shots on goal versus the Flames’ 20.
One team climbing, the other stumbling
With that, the Flames are now on a four-game winning streak. Since falling to 5-10-1 on Nov. 12, the Flames have gone 9-3-1 in their last 13 games, pushing them to 14-13-2 overall. Gaudreau coming back is the icing on the cake after Chad Johnson really took charge of the Flames’ top job.
During a similar span, the Stars can’t seem to get it together. Dallas stood at 6-6-3 after beating the Oilers 3-2 on Nov. 11. They’re now 10-11-6, essentially standing in place as a .500 team.
Dallas can’t seem to get momentum going, a thought that might have left them envious of the team on the other end of the ice on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, it wasn’t just about Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid. Instead, it was a clash between a fleet of young scorers who were in their prime, with the Buffalo Sabres coming up on top against the Edmonton Oilers.