Monday, June 2, 2008

This Game's Going to Ooooooovertiiiiiiiiiiime!

11:03 - I'm staying up to watch this game but if the Pens win I am not going to be happy. I'm staying up for the Stanley Cup and the Stanley Cup alone.

11:07 - Some people over at IPB where I'm currently hanging out aren't happy about the Detroit crowd chanting "We want the Cup!" I admit, I would totally be chanting “We want the Cup!” if I were in their shoes. Every God in the universe hates Buffalo so we’d get smitten anyway, I’m sure. May as well enjoy the game before it happens.

11:15 - I'm thinking it would be helpful if Detroit moved the puck to the other end of the ice. Might be easier to score.

11:22 - I either need the Penguins to win soon or the Red Wings to win eventually. If I’m going to stay up for another OT I need a guarantee the Wings are going to win. Someone guarantee!

11:24 - Bullhonky goalie interference call on Henrik Zetterberg. One of my least favorite things about officiating in the NHL is how often coaches complaining about it has an effect.

11:43 - CBC is doing a highlight package to These Eyes by the Guess Who. Maybe it's just the late hour but I'm totally cracking up.

11:47 - Second OT. You can tell I've spent too much time this season reading game diaries at Sabres Edge because I actually just thought, "Bummer, John Vogl is probably going to miss deadline. Poor guy."

11:50 - Okay, that was a bullhonky goalie interference call. Maybe the last one was debatable but this was total crap. Seriously, after that I don't want to hear another Penguins fan complain about Osgood diving because Fleury went down awfully hard and far for a guy who barely got bumped. Terrible. I thought we were trying to get rid of diving?

11:52 - That said, Fleury is the only reason the Penguins haven't lost this game already. He's been lights out.

11:55 - Tim Kennedy looks a little bit like Brian Campbell 2.0 - slightly awkward-looking, stringy red hair. I'm sure he'll get along fine with the girls anyway though.

12:05 - Shower, brush teeth, wash face, race back to the TV.

12:30 - The one good thing about all this extra hockey - besides extra hockey! - is extra Kelly Hrudey. Kelly Hrudey!

12:31 - Third OT. The Red Wings are going to win, right? Right? Please say I'm right.

12:34 - Franzen just misses a nice opportunity in front of the net. I've been wondering, just how does a mule skate anyway? I would think very awkwardly. It must take extra skill to coordinate four legs.

12:40 - This game is beginning to take on that "someone is going to make a bone-headed mistake that leads to a goal" feel about it. As much as I want to see the Cup, I do hate those endings.

12:41 - NEXT GOAL WINS!

12:47 - Aww, hell. This whole season blows. The Hockey Gods hate me even when the Sabres aren't playing. Still, I did originally say Wings in six. Please say I'm going to be right about that.

6 comments:

Grumps said...

Just be happy the game wasn't on the west coast.

Jennifer said...

That was about the best game that I have ever watched that wasn't a Sabres game. I know the Pens have infuriated some people by their lack of play in this series, but that just reminds me of the Sabres. I am still holding on for them to win it all.

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Kate said...

Ah, Heather. Your early-in-OT desperate pleas for reassurance that the Wings would eventually win are heartbreaking to read the morning after! That game was a real doozie. The Pens should NOT have won that one.

Kirsten said...

Yay! Extra Kelly Hrudey! I adore him.

I went to sleep because I had to be up early to teach 8 year olds about ponds this morning.

I hate the Pens.

Heather B. said...

Grumps, true. The Dallas-San Jose OT game was a killer for that reason. I didn't make it all the way through that one.

Kirsten, you made the right choice :P