Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Til Next Year...

Watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals was amazing. Tyler had a baseball game that night, and I flipped on ESPN to see what the final was. Scrolling across the bottom, the screen read "16:02 in 2nd OT..." I immediately switched to NBC and caught the rest of the 2nd overtime and then the rest of the game as the Penguins won to keep alive!

And then tonight's game...

I had actually forgotten about it until about 9:00 or so. I turned on the TV to catch the 2nd intermission, so I kicked back and prepped myself for some serious hockey action. WHAT!? We were losing 2-1?? That's okay, we should be able to do something about that, right? Not exactly. I watched in utter disbelief as the puck slid behind Fleury's legs toward the goal line. Watched in complete denial as Fleury SAT on the edge of the puck, causing it to squirt into the back of the net...


Then, with extra attackers on a powerplay, Pittsburgh SCORES!! Not much time left, but they bring it back to within 1 point... Literally sitting on the edge of my seat, the clock winds down as the Pens make a last-ditch effort to get that stupid puck in the net. Osgood makes the last play of the game, and keeps the puck out of the net....


It was an AWESOME series and a great final game! I tried to find a picture of the Penguins raising their sticks in salute to the fans, but I haven't found one yet... Hopefully, I'll be able to scour one up soon. I'd like to be able to post one of those shots as the perfect final photo to an amazing Penguins season...

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