Saturday, May 30, 2009

may 30, 2009 - game 1 of the finals

disclaimer: we're missing kenny g (the heart & soul of nervoustime) & graham (the testosterone of nervoustime).  none of us have ever blogged before.  and we've already started drinking.  however, we will try our hardest to maintain the utmost level of professionalism and accuracy throughout this post.

present: rebecca, nesse (vodka slurpees), sherri (advil cold & sinus, green tea ginger ale)
in transit: izzy (bringing fresh slurpees)

pregame sentiments:

sherri: still wondering how old scott oake is.  screams "PITTSBURGH!!!" intermittently.  tells rebecca that she's overthinking this blog.

nesse: eating nerds.

6:55- neighbourhood  bagpipes make there first appearance of the night.

becca: dusting tv.

7:08- slurpees ordered (that's exactly why cell phones were invented).

7:09- sherri remembers getting hammered last nervoustime.  good times...

7:10- rebecca is worried about potential physical altercations with her sister (going for opposite teams).  

7:11-coldplay?  wtf?!

7:11-first mention of teppo numminen.  also: first time teppo numminen has been spelled correctly on the blog.

7:12- no, really.  coldplay?!

7:15- don cherry prediction: detroit in 6 games.   rebecca strongly disagrees.

7:16- detroit's own karen newman is no donnelly.

7:20- slurpees and izzy arrive!

7:22- game finally starts!

7:30- pittsburgh changes lines...they need to get something going!!

7:31- detroit is going hard to the net.

7:35- half the period is over.  hardly any whistles.  rebecca in the kitchen making the snacks, though the chessies and slurpees are tasty!

7:36- osgood favorite band is the eagles.  sherri loves that cbc gives us these interesting facts but is more interested in scott oake's age.

7:38- snacks serviced.  quesadillas and fixings!!  yum!!

7:41- goldfish has a swim bladder infection and the other one has "the ick".  they will be getting peas for dinner tonight.

7:43- refs aren't making calls, they are "just letting the energy flow".

7:44- detroit scores.  staurt.  "harmless looking play."

7:45- sherri: pittsburgh needs to settle down.

7:48- vanessa: that should've been a penalty right there.  he totally cross-checked him.  
sherri: they should've been called offside.  and the refs are 'letting it flow', remember?  malkin can crosscheck me anyday.

7:52- PITTSBURGH SCORES!  malkin to fedenko with under 2 minutes left in the first period.  high fives around the room and an air high-five to kendra in barcelona.

7:59- coach's corner.  why is don cherry calling tie domi 'tie dawmie'?

8:03- discussion about don cherry's jacket.  nesse: it's making faces at me.  izzy: it's hideous.  he should stick to plaid.  sherri: not his best.  

8:05- discussion about hallowe'en costumes: vanessa and izzy are going as fraggles.  sherri is going as an irish pirate.  vanessa thinks rebecca would make a perfect fraggle.  rebecca doesn't know whether to be offended or flattered.  rebecca contemplates going as don cherry.

8:09- plans are made to attend the world cup of cricket (june at the u of m).

8:13- second period begins.  

8:17- sherri and rebecca agree that it's nice when hockey players flick the puck up to the ref with their sticks.  it's good sportsman-like conduct.  teppo used to do that all the time.

8:18- malkin breakaway!  and osgood makes the save.  

8:20- pittsburgh power play!  detroit called for slashing, dirty mo-fos.

8:22- detroit killing the penalty brilliantly.  shite.

8:23- major intensity at detroit's end.  commentator: 'how the heck did that' stay out of the net?'  sherri: hell yeah!?

8:25- sergei federov is malkin's favourite player.  another cbc factoid.

8:26- yes!  another pittsburgh powerplay.  sherri: this is it, pittsburgh.  now's your chance.  vanessa: come on boys (detroit), you can do it again.  sherri thinks vanessa may be sitting too close.

8:28-  discussion about farm boys.  sherri wonders how the mennonite staal brothers 'party'.

8:38- detroit powerplay.  

8:40- intensity at the penguin's net.  commentator: fleury didn't see anything but the red seat of holmstrom's pants.  

8:42- rebecca: the ref's have lost their whistles during these playoffs.

8:43- commentator: osgood's worried that any rebound might be a juicy one.

8:50- boo.  detroit scores.  cleary.  50 seconds left in the second.

8:51- sherri: i want to kick cleary in his box.  nesse: where's his box?  

9:15- detroit scores.   vanessa cautioned about "loudness".

9:18- planning a "mighty ducks" movie marathon.

9:19- vanessa talks trash.

9:20- pittsburgh taking shots but nothing going in.

9:22- goldfish are fed peas.

9:28- sherri is impatient for a pittsburgh goal.

9:30- izzy falls off stool.  discussion ensues about the crookedness of that stool.

9:31- rebecca changes shirt.

9:31- detroit calls a time out.

9:32- rebecca comments on how sherri spelt (editor's note: 'spelled')  her name wrong and how she hates spelling mistakes.

9:36- rebecca comments on how tim hortons doesn't have soy milk.  also, why is it so hard to find vegan sour cream in this city?  

9:37- vanessa wants to know how old scott oake is.  rebecca: thanks for jumping on our bandwagon.  we've been talking about that for, like, a month.

9:38- holy crap.  fleury was miles away from the net.  sherri recalls her days back at goalie school and how they teach you to stay in the net.  goalie 101.

9:40- 2:30 left in the third.  this is it.  time to shine, penguins.

9:41- pittsburgh pulls fleury.  

9:43- detroit almost scores on an empty net, like, 27 times (editor's note: we are drunk).

9:46- 15 seconds left.  cue journey.  

9:47- game over.  final score: 3-1 detroit.

final thoughts:

izzy: my final thoughts are strawberries and chocolate!

vanessa: shot-pass-zetterberg!

rebecca:(while licking the chocolate off her fingers) we'll get them next, we'll get them tommorow, it's not a sweep....(she rambled on for a few minutes and i'm not that quick of a typer) shout out to teppo, my love.

sherri: i hope mario went down to the locker and gave them a pep talk and they get it together for tomorrow's game!!

big shout out to kenny g in spain!!  you were sorely missed tonight!!  but you're having fun watching neil young in barcelona.  

Saturday, May 23, 2009

may 23 - game three pittsburgh v. carololina

present: sherri, kendra, rebecca (gin), vanessa (keiths), graham (standard)

early comments: kid singing the anthem (graham "that was a twist")

all attendees confirm they are going for pittsburgh

sherri: when they have the puck they can do anything

everyone is also going for malkin's parents - make out of the year, game 2

graham: is the theme actually single in chicago cause i tried to get chicago beer

sherri: well, we have pizza

discussion turns to khabibulin, did he storm out or was he kicked out, rebecca comments on his temper, sherri notes he was a winnipeg jet

cole's beard is actually pretty good. 

graham still talking about malkins parents

oh no, carolina goal, 6:45. "they are all of rebounds at this point" rebecca

we all start talking about our hockey card collections graham says he may have kelly rudy, kendra's are in a binder, rebecca's are shared with her dad and sherri only has the one card - keith t rookie.

power play for pittsburgh coming up

dusting the tv 650 /  graham gets his second beer

POWER PLAY GOAL MALKIN! "i like him because he takes chances and goes for it" sherri

(no shot of his parents) - probably because the game is in carolina

graham: did you know that cam ward is super religious, checking where he is from.

cam ward is from sherwood park alberta. other interesting things are that his older sister is named kendra and that he owns a hockey team called the red deer jets who wear winnipeg jets jerseys. we obviously are planning a trip to red deer, details to follow. 

pittsburgh power play coming up.  penalty to cole 

fire alarm, 7:08 rebecca: i give that evacuation a 3 out of 5

fire alarm still going on and off, 7:13. rebecca: everytime i think it's done.....

second pittsburgh goal crosby

(interestingly on google search 'sidney crosby girlfriend' comes up as a preselected search but 'scott oake age' doesn't)

rebecca's parents drive by on motorcycles honking, 7:14


"he's full of himself but deserves to be"

graham: i don't like the teams from the south like with the weird names and stuff

mark text (on the pittsburgh goals): i hate them    >:->

question to cullen: have you recovered? answer: we have no choice but to do so

another penalty for carolina, 7:40

andrew pask on the phone: watching the game, says it's good

announcer: i'm not sure how comfortable fluery is in this game, he his hanging on by a thread

pace was crazy in the first few mins of the 2nd

the drums outside are back, it sounds like a parade

vanessa: this is the best food i've had coming to a hockey game

graham and kendra's moms both also like sidney crosby

kendra wants to announce she went to her first lemonade stand of the year. 

rebecca mentions teppo numinin for the first time 8:15

they do get their goal: carolina with two

sherri lights a candle, 8:25

malkin breakaway, good save by ward

kendra loves the way the announcer says "however" during the busy times

the pace has changed. 

carolina power play "it may not have been intentional, but was that a hit"

vanessa: every picture they show of malkin has his tongue hanging out

YAY! another pittsburgh goal, high fives all around, the cake rules too!!! 

it's getting rough out there, the goalie for carolina has gone to the bench for 3:26 remaining

graham: there is a new way to sharpen skates where they won't cut skin

square vanessa brought is amazing, rice crispys great addition

carolina penalty

empty net from greg adams off the faceoff 

another one off the rush, 6-2 

kendra announces this is her stanley cup game since she is unable to watch any other play off games

final thoughts

becca: i thought it would be a closer game

vanessa: oh i hate this stuff

kendra: that was a stanley cup win in my mind. five to go!

sherri: i think pittsburgh is going to win the stanley cup

rebecca: i know pittsburgh is going to win the stanley cup and good night teppo numinin

graham: i really like rice crispie squares or these squares. 

nervous time out.

love, sherri, graham, rebecca, kendra and vanessa. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

may 13: we belong together, now.

the hockey blogging has taken a bit of a downturn with our fitness and drinking and working schedules. the canucks lost and graham and i watched together but the computer was in another room. 

today i caught a bit of the pittsburgh game at paradise restaurant and saw it was 5-0! i was with my mom, who said this about the playoffs:

"are vancouver still it it? oh now, they aren't? well i'm going for pittsburgh. i like that sidney crosby. he's a good man. i like people with good character. like him. and the flames captain. igninlia. i was waiting all season for the oilers to fire their coach. we all were. well, me i'm just a fairweather hockey fan."

in sidney crosby news, at least we know how old he is, like what years was scott oake called the kid anyways.

for rebecca, my mom and all the pens fans, here's to victory and the third round:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

may 7

sometimes you get sleepy cause you end up staying up past ten pm too many nights in a row. maybe this is because of your blogging or because you've met a cute blackhawks fan (what?, true story...)
in any event, you might forget hockey is even on until you check and text "oh no" to your blogging partner who texts back "overtime" you text "nervous" he texts "for vancouver?" you text "yes."
but back to what you what you were doing, you remember that it is unlikely scott oake will announce his age tonight on his twitter account or elsewhere and even if the canucks lose they will win the rest and you got to rediscover your favorite band from grade five and remembered the song that makes you happier than anything else. 
so for the nervous time watchers and blackhawks fans and everyone tired, here is a good night from the moody blues:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

oh right, the detroit game.

anthem: 9:39

playoff beard of the night: teemu


cinco de mayo: game three

drinking: kendra, rebecca, graham: pacifico, sherri: gin (first graham attendance)

fact: out of the roster of 23 blackhawks, 20 are single "they all go out together" (source, cbc)

4 on 4 in the early part of this game

scott oake sightings: 1

reason late: kendra had to carry a bowl down the lane.

rebecca early announcement: it's not looking good

graham: i really like l. cohen but i heard he was just doing that tour to pay off debts

shots: 5 to 1 chicago, 7:23

fish update: almost died since the last time but is now okay.

rebecca reveals she is reading other hockey blogs, 7:34

kane had the flu along with another four

announcer just referred to buffalo taking a penalty, kendra again realizes we need to get the announcers jobs

graham genuinely cheers for the hawks for the first time: 7:36

how he does it: "awww" after a luongo save

just one shot on goal and two blocks for vancouver's penalty kill

discussion of donut ref from the jets era, hated the jets.

pentalty over

vancouver goal: raymond

graham refuses to high five

"that was a well played period and they totally deserved that:" rebecca

"i wonder what scott oakes thinks" sherri

another van powerplay, 7:42

rebecca mentions teppo numinin for the first time: 7:45

food: chips, guacamole, vegan bean dip

another penalty against the blackhawks: kane for a little hook

theory: as the playoffs go on things get more sexual. sherri "i heard shaft at least ten times in one game."

coach's corner
vancouver playing sissy up until now, no more fog.

you gotta be able to whack a guy down whose standing infront of your goalie, ie "canadian justice"

you gotta have a lengthy stick to wear em like joe corvo?

a real smacker? this is a beauty? this is on the lips? blatant sexual overtones

power play goal by vancouver, 8:06, two nothing

eating: papusas and tamales, so sos so good

rebecca: thinks she ha a dream about hockey, that she was plaing or in the player's eye view

house of pain on commercial: brings us back

the guys that wore their close backwards. kris kross will make you jump jump, what are kris kross doing now

turning up the volume: 8:17

pretty quiet building, it's also pretty quiet here, "well we just finished eating" sher

turn on the lights: 8:19

goal vancuver

chicago scores, 3-1

rebecca: cbc doesn't believe in replays

sherri: this end of the 2nd period, boring "i'm going to be honest:"

dc: kids, if you're ever going to play in the national hockey league don't do that to a guy's skate, on chicago being dead in the water since that hit on the skate

scott oake interview: soo good

becca: 58

graham: 54

kendra: 60

(age predictions for scott oake)

this period isn't that interesting yet either (kendra: four seconds in)

just about another goal, chic

another good penalty kill for vancouver

horrible taking out of alex burrows

power play van

rebecca "the eyewear makes this even better"

we've said it before: chicago's biggest weekness the way khabibulin leaves the net

chicago: dead tired, they ice the puck

sherri: they played good

rebecca: that was exciting in the replay

kendra: see, they do do replays

sherbert: coming out (key lime)

ohlund's stick just exploded!

reason we don't post our blg until the end: we want you to watch the game

2:15 left in third period. pulled the goaltender

40 seconds left

mark crawford sweet talk to the players

luongo a really good goalie, sherri: "i believe it in my heart"

game is over. van takes it

rebecca: pondering for a minute

sherri: i think vancouver is lucky that their goalie is really good cause sometimes they make mistakes. but i love them. and i want to party with them.

graham: i have no comment.

kendra: about the game or about sherri partying with the cancucks?

rebecca: you gotta comment. chicago could have had at least two goals. i think it was thier mindset going in, laid back.

sherri: this is a lot of final thoughts.

all our love, YAY CANUCKS, xo, becca, sher, gray and ken

Sunday, May 3, 2009

sunday mornng.

didn't watch the game and actually am pretending it never happened. nervous time will be back in full effect tuesday and so will the canucks!