So much has happened. We lost the Sam and the Uppy. We gained a Czech, who apparently thought it was a good idea to take Prucha’s number? So, sometimes, I like to yell out “GO PRU! WHEN DID YOU LEARN TO PLAY DEFENSE?!?!?!!” Then I’m a little sad.
The kid line is back! The kid line is kicking ass! Boeds is sometimes spending some time with Marty and Vrby, but got put back on the Kid line and the magic started happening. Woooooooooooooooooooooooo!
So the game last night just about killed me. Flat out killed me. There is nothing I hate more than Detroit. Ok, that’s a lie, I hate James Neal more. But then it for sure is the Red Wings. The first period was bad news. We had almost no prolonged pressure in the offensive zone. The worst part? The first shot, the first goal. Goddamnit. The fucking Wing fans lost their shit screaming and cheering. UGH
EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO PUKE.
Sweet hockey gods, don’t let this happen to us. Please. Please. We just eeked through the first period.
In the second, we came out after an apparent ass chewing. We controlled most of the period. Certainly we came out with the lead after how bad ass we played in the second.
At the end of the second, we were down 4-1. WITH THE LAST GODDAMN GOAL BEING A SHORTHANDED GOAL BY HELM. JESUS H CHRIST CAN WE NOT COMPLETELY LOSE OUR CRAP AGAINST THESE MOTHER-FERS? PLEASE? GOD. WORST CASE SCENERIO.
The sole bright spot was a goal by Turris, that was set up by Boeds crashing the net with a shot. The rebound popped out to Kyle, and he netted it.
So we start the third down 4-1. Things look bleak. We’ve lost so many in a row. And it’s the Wings. *sigh*
A momentum shift isn’t a tangible thing, but you can see it. You can feel it. And when Mikkel got the puck and Howard was out of the net, it started.
Then we waited. And waited. And then, Turris hit Whitney and Whitney hit the net.
Game on. Down by 1. Momentum on our side…. here we g……
DAMNIT MARTY I CAN’T BELIEVE THERE IS FOUR MINUTES LEFT IN THE FINAL PERIOD AND YOU GET A PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Crap. We killed the penalty but there was only two minutes left.
Then it happened.
Doan nailed Kronwall…….
We got an odd man rush up the ice
So Marty scores the tying goal. And I literally jump up and down screaming QEWR VJAFKAJFVKAJEVAKJFAEJRQC aE AKEJQWEKJRAWEKJ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then some OT happened. Then some shootout happened.
THEN! THIS! HAPPENED!
He just got lucky, right Howard? Fuck you, that’s skill baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bryz was a stud in the shootout.
We had the most epic comeback against our archenemies and the Czechs score the tying and game winning goals. And the Kids score. The only way that it could be better is if it was playoffs.
Dmo got hurt in the first period, so if it’s at all serious, we will be seeing this:
Let me express how completely more than ok I am with this occuring. It’s time for him to play. Dmo has been having a rough time and now it’s the Kid’s turn.
We have 9 more home games left on the schedule and 6 away, but after the road trip next week, we’ll knock 4 of those off. This means the last 9 games will be 7 at home and 2 on the road. We end with a home and home against the Sharks. Who knows what the standings will look like then, but if they look like now, holy shit y’all, we may be playing for the division lead. Or a playoff berth.
Anyways, be sure to thank the schedule maker for his Coyote love. Here we go. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride on the bandwagon.