Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sunburnt in Florida

Starters: Bickell, Bolland, Hossa, and Keith/Seabrook
Goalie: Crawford
Scratches: Campbell (lower body injury, which came out of no where), Hendry, and Stalberg (bad hair day?)

Kane tried out for Peter Pan with the help of Ohlund, who sent Kane flying along the boards. The Lightning struck first with a goal by Stamkos. Yes, he is in fact good. Kane scored his 23rd goal of the season and tied the game 1-1. Then Tampa took back the lead on a turnover with 16 seconds left in the first. And they prove the saying "lightning never strikes the same place twice" is false.

The Lightning furthered their lead 3-1 with a backhand goal for Purcell. The score was just too ugly for Sharp, so he put a touch of handsome on it with a goal of his own. Scott was surprising everyone by making some nice plays. He also almost scored. Radio feed: "If Scott scored there, we're all going out to dinner on him." Crawford robbed Stamkos of a goal late in the second. He went flying on his highlight save. Bolland didn't play in the second, then later was announced with an upper body injury. He was elbowed in the head at the beginning of the game, which was not called by the refs. Hope Bolland is okay (as well as Soupy)! There's no doubt that headshots are a major concern in the NHL. (TorontoSun: Air Canada threathens NHL over headshots)

Toews proved all good things come in threes. He tied the game 3-3 with his third point in the third period. It was a high energy game and it was turned up another notch going into overtime. The kind of feeling where you feel like you're breathing through a straw and it would have been nice if you were wearing a diaper.

The game eventually went to a shoot out. The Lightning decided to bring out questionable fancy moves. But according to St. Louis, he was just trying to have fun with his shoot out winner. (source) Crawford took the high road and kept it classy, "(officials) think they made the right decision so we just have to live with that.." (source)

The refs need to give up making shitty calls for Lent.

The Blackhawks lose 4-3 in a shootout. They got one point. Time to go clean the shit out of your pants and let's go meet the President! Apparently, the sun isn't good for the Hawks with two straight losses in Florida. Hopefully, Washington D.C. is nice and gloomy for them.

I wonder if Obama will bow for Toews...

Photo Source: Blackhawks Website

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