CZECH LINE MOTHERBITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So last night everyone cramped into the Delorian time machine and we went back to the year …..2009! We actually looked like the Coyotes last night! I was starting to think that we had been invaded by pod people as an evil plan hatched by Balsillie or the Winnipeggers to harpoon our chances of being compeletely badass again this season. SUCK IT HATERS!
So we were down a goal in the first, and I will admit it…. I rolled my eyes at LaBarbara and said, here we go again. But, I will admit I was wrong. LaBarbs had some stellar saves last night and the D looked like a bunch of mother hens protecting the nest.
Last night started so weird. We kinda sucked, Sami got in a fight, the boys were…….
Fight? Sami? Sami Lepisto? Sami Lepisto #18? Dark hair? Slightly spastic?
Sami got in a fight. And it like snapped us out of our funk. DUDE! If I knew that was the cure for our ails, I would have talked smack about his Mom long ago!
That’s when it happened. I saw Vrby (vrby!) and Marty (awww!) and……………….. Prucha. Czech, Czech, and Czech. The skies opened up! Angels sang! The stars aligned! Rainbows shot out of Prucha’s eyes! And we got back to playing old school Coyotes hockey. Game on bitches! Czech line motherbitches!!!!!!
So scoring? The old Coyotes used to do a bit of that, let’s try it! Wolski, next shift, I want you to do some sick dingle-dangle in front of the net, go around a defender, trick the goalie, do all the heavy lifting and then give the puck to Turris for a super easy goal. Ok? You didn’t want the goal yourself right? Oh you did? Too bad, it’s all Turris.
So it’s a tie game. That just won’t do. Ummmmmmm……… Belanger! I know it’s only been 17 seconds, but go snipe us a goal. We don’t do well unless we are playing with a lead!
PS ~ On the TV telecast, after Belanger’s goal, they showed Turris on the bench and he went WOO! Turris is totally a woo girl. Just for future reference.
Sooooooooooooooo we got the lead. We got the Czech line. Sounds like a recipe for a tight, one-goal defensive battle. Stressful!
Thank God we won, cuz 0-4 in the last four is not a good look on us. Seriously.
We did end up taking 4 of a possible 6 points from the last three Cup winners, but it feels like we can do better. We expect more because of our badassness last year. Two years ago, super excited about this stretch of games! Now? Encouraged, but wanting more.
Who did good: LaBarbara, Belanger, Wolski, Czechs
Who is in AJ’s doghouse: Whitney (no goals), Pyatt ( 1 sog & 1 hit), Tippett (unless you keep the Czechs together)
Who I am worried about: OEL only had 11 minute on the ice last night and Sami only had 13. I am totally OK with the veteran defensemen doing the heavy lifting, but I don’t want OEL sitting in the box as a healthy scratch. Also Sami, I love you for that fight, but I totally thought your next move was to bust out your purse and hit Skille with it! Have Bizz teach you some fighting!