'jay thinks it's going to be a colorado boston stanley cup' - shoutout to jay and just so you know we are smoking inside because it's raining.
we'd like to give our support to the LA clippers. 'sterling is a racist and deserves to be publicly humiliated.' also pk subban. anyways.
there was a hockey musical on cbc sunday night, 'i was in the kitchen and thought i heard a song about hockey. i came in and there were two teams dancing on their skates. i taped it.'
two minutes left. time out. lundqvist is playing. we are wondering if he was put in after the one goal? now one min left and philly is taking their timeout. forty secs.
icing against the rangers and 12 seconds left. icing again. 2.7 seconds left. well, what could the hawks do with that kind of time?
the face off is at center ice tho. 'first hybrid icing of the playoffs' and we aren't sure what hybrid icing means, refs don't agree? rangers win.
next game, please.
COLORADO SCORED but here comes a wild penalty. also: we are bringing out snacks. so far so good, like the penalty was killed. i feel i need to give a shoutout to this guy jamie i had a crush on in grade nine who was a huge nordiques fan. the truth is i don't even remember his last name, but thanks j - i hope you are well and watching this game, although it's new brunswick time so hopefully also you don't have to work as early as becca and i do in the morning.
and this is your early warning that we may not finish blogging this game.
isn't it nice tho to wake up to a score you like. and if it is a score you don't like, at least you have a full day ahead of you, ready for many great opportunities.
next week i am travelling to europe. any readers in the balkan area please get in touch. i will be wanting to watch hockey at anytime. stoked also to visit king's landing. i am considering tho not going to either kosovo or albania. any suggestions are welcomed.
i'm surprised that people like minnesota. rebecca is surprised i bought seven dollar crackers. and koivu scored! we have him on our reg team but none of us picked him in the playoffs.
lol they call that guy 'el nino'. i would try to spell his name but you know who i mean right?
our snacks are delicious. pinapple, pickles, cheese, crackers and spanikopita coming up!
Jamie McGinn scores and Colorado is up 2:1 i remembered the guys last name who i had a crush on, it was brown. jamie brown, hope you are enjoying this lead.
so mackinnon and landeskog have been absent from the scoring sheet, i think and there is one min left in the first.
becca announces there has been goaltender interferrance in every game she has seen in these playoffs and encourages me to go to costco to buy crackers. pam texts that she is going to europe in september and we have switched to the sharks kings game. becca is going for la. she has quick as a goalie on her fantasy team 'that is notwithstanding'. i am going for the sharks. i was actually in this arena for a sharks game. 'a third of the fans are wearing black, a third are wearing teal and a third are wearing white.'
the tsn mid game coverage is overstating everything we feel. they just called if the kings beat the sharks 'the greatest collapse in the history of the nhl.' we disagree. other possible greatest collapeses: the jets leaving, the first lockout, the second lockout, teppo numminen being fired as assistant coach of the buffalo sabres. understand? this series, doubtful.
for the second time tonight i have reminded becca to check the oven.
my fave san jose shark is tommy wingels.
they are saying parise wrong and i will stay awake for this power play only i think. for minnesota.
dany heatly scored which earlier i was talking about him as the example of an ex you never want to see again 'i think those are the kind of guys that end up on the minnesota wild.' tie game!
i am going to sleep. thanks to rebecca for being the best best friend ever and blogging for the rest of the night, i love you!!!!!!
Awww! The feeling is mutual, Kendra. I love you, too! Wishing I was going with you to Serbia to that magical bridge but we'll have to wait until our EPIC TRIP TO CENTRAL AMERICA THIS FALL to travel together (cc Vanessa Winkworth).
The truth is, the reason I love hockey so much is because I get to watch it with all my favourite people. And the snacks.
But as per usual, I'm left blogging the late-night shift while everyone else has gone to bed. There are snacks left, so might as well.
Watching the LA game and Matt Irwin scores making it 1:0 Sharks.
Back to the Wild/Avs. The TV announcer is finally pronouncing Parise's name correctly. End of the 2nd. Still tied 2-2. Apparently LA has tied it up now! Switching channels.
Just for the record: the $5 crackers were better than the $7 dollar crackers (but the $7 crackers have sentimental value).
San Jose power play. Jonathan Quick is simply unbelievable. Holy shit. Dude definitely does some hardcore yoga. Doing splits left, right and center. Some kind of "questionnable goal" but there's no way that was a goal. Trust me guys.
So many game sevens. I'm tingly all over. Nervoustime! Skirmish on the ice.
WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT BASKETBALL RIGHT NOW?!
San Jose with another power play. It's a test of Quick now. HOLY JESUS this is fucking frenetic. Should I wake up Kendra?
It's about 400 degrees in my apartment right now.
Kopitar scores! It's 2:1 LA. End of the 2nd.
Neil Young is in the crowd (not wearing teal). Keep on rockin in America, Neil.
I'm going to visit a foster kitten on Saturday, so chances are high that I will have a new pet this weekend. Already thinking about places to stash kitty litter. Even though it's been 8 or 9 years since my cat died, I still think of Precious every time I open up a can of tuna.
And back to the Avs game and score is now 4-3 Colorado. 6 min left in the 3rd. "Bedlam here is Colorado".
3 min left in the 3rd. Minnesota scores! Spurgeon. Tie game 4-4. Anything seems possible.
"What a remarkable night!" and the announcer is slowly morphing in Ron Burgundy. 1 min left before OT. Nobody likes you, Minnesota.
I've been distracted by a shared link to an old episode of Peewee's Playhouse. No wonder my generation is so confused. Look at the stuff we grew up on. Can you say acid trip?
Back to the LA/SJ game and now it's 3-1 LA. I'll find out who scored. Toffoli scored. Mike Richards gets sent to the box. (Yet another) SJ power play.
So much for getting a good night's sleep tonight. I am otherwise ready for bed (washed, brushed, pjs).
I judge a team by their font.
Back to the OT Col/Min game. JustasIchangedthechannel PING! El Nino! Holy Fuckity Fuck. Minnesota takes the win. FANS ARE CRYING. The Wild are advancing. Colorado fans everywhere are crushed. This is a big upset. Definitely not a "collapse of the NHL". Players are shaking hands and smiling. It's okay everybody! Another game down. Sleep is nigh.
Back to San Jose. And whoa big surprise (not) it's another SJ power play. Doughty stopping so many pucks reminiscent of Mark Stuart (MartStuart4Life).
This is probably the coolest invention I've seen in a very long time. You can DOODLE IN THE AIR (and my birthday is coming up just sayin): http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/04/lix-the-worlds-smallest-3d-printing-pen-lets-you-draw-in-the-air/
LA scores again and this game is sealed. I'm going to bed. Love you all, Reb xo