Monday, November 17, 2014

Nice try, but...

I turned the channel when the Pens "lost" in the shootout, partly out of frustration (mostly toward my husband who I felt jinxed the game) and partly because I knew that Center Ice would start playing the "goodnight" music. I hopped on Twitter to post something snarky (either about my husband or the Pens, I wasn't quite sure), but instead saw messages in my feed that I didn't understand. "Penguins win!" was posted by none other than the Penguins. "Sutter scores!" Sutter hadn't shot. I quickly turned back to Center Ice and rewound the handful of minutes that I'd been away. Indeed, the hockey gods were spiting my husband who earlier commented, "we're going to lose." Apparently Boyle shot twice, or rather, he shot, the puck ricocheted off the post onto his stick and then went in. But this wasn't evident until further review. In the meantime, the Rangers had cheered, the Pens sulked, and both teams retreated to their respective locker rooms. Their gear was off, fans were making their way to the exits, and the Rangers had taken the two points.
And then horn sounded, and they all rushed back.

It would have been rather anticlimactic had they come back onto for the Rangers to win again. Thankfully this was not the outcome. Sutter (who has surpassed my Letang love) scores, then Fleury blocks a Rick Nash shot. We win, and you'd honestly think we won the cup by the enthusiasm of the crowd and the joy of the players. It was one of the most amazing hockey moments I've ever seen.

Also, 87% sure that I have tickets secured for two March games in Pittsburgh. Hopefully Santa's bringing me a throw back Sutter jersey.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Going for 6.

Too much time has gone by since my last post, but this is no way correlates with a lessening addiction to hockey. It's in full force. Just ask the Verizon customer service rep that heard my wrath the night of the Devils game. You know, the one where we scored 8 goals? Also known as the one I had to listen to in its entirety on the iPad, because after close to two hours on the phone, Fios could not give me my Center Ice. I will not forgive you, Verizon, but somehow you still convinced me to upgrade my TV package. Now that we pay 2 bazillion dollars, I'd like my services to work 100% of the time.

I digress. I'd like to point out (for those of you who haven't noticed) that we are kicking ass and taking names. Now on a five game winning streak, we hold the top spot in the Metropolitan division, and once again, Sid seems to be racing toward the Art Ross. And Flower has been resigned for another four years. How can you not when the guy has three shut outs in four games? For the doubters (which at times has included me), can we ease up a bit on him now? At least until he gives a reason otherwise...

It's been some time since the Penguins AND the Steelers were simultaneously going strong. How long can it last? All I know is that both teams face the Jets next- Pens tonight and Steelers on Sunday, so you know where I'll be.