He was not faking.

Hockey is an emotional game. Tempers tend to run EXTREMELY high and sometimes you say things you don’t necessarily mean, or that things that aren’t necessarily valid, or things that nobody needs to hear at all. Luckily now that we have guys in between the benches with microphones we get to hear more and more of these things.

Game five was one of those nights.

As Anton Volchenkov skated by the Los Angeles bench, Glenn Healy left his microphone on so he could talk for some reason. Surely it had nothing to do with insightful analysis. At any rate, we got a glimpse into the jargon of hockey and what’s said on the ice.

Do not watch this if you don’t like shows on HBO, R-rated movies, or swearing at-large. It is very rude.

I’m going to throw it out there that Volchenkov was being genuine and that he was very much laboring as a result of the stick hitting him in the face.

Real blood.

Case in point is the picture here of him covered in blood. His own blood. Which is odd, because nobody who makes him bleed his own blood and lives to tell the tale.

I’d be careful if I were you, Mike Richards.

The point here is saying what they was really mean and the Kings ought to lighten up a bit. I mean come on, the guy is bleeding all over the bloody place (pun).

I’m sure there is a “Stay Classy San Diego” joke to be made here, but that seems inappropriate given the fact that Los Angeles isn’t San Diego. Though, I’m sure there is an equally funny joke to be made about Los Angeles and San Diego caring about their hockey teams equally so what the heck.

You stay classy, San Diego Los Angeles.