Crazy game tonight, I was pushed up to forward tonight, a semi-finals game.
The game reminded me of a damn Edmonton Oiler's playoff game, 50 shots for both sides, the game had to be decided in overtime.
It was a realy tense game, the previous game, we beat this squad in OT. We started off with a bang, went up 2-0. I was on the third wing pair group, and for soe reason, it was wierd, every shift we were up, we wound up on the PP. So I got in some good PP time, planted my big ass in front of the net, and came very very close to taking a shot off the balls. See, as I have mentioned before, I refuse to wear a cup, well the shot came in about nut-high from the point, heading straight for me, I actually took my glove, and knocked the puck down, in a tipping fashion to protect my balls and almost got the goal with that, but no dice.
The 2nd period wasn't our best, we slowed down, and the team crawled back, and made the score 2-2. Then we took the lead back, only for them to tie it up and then go ahead to amke it 4-3.
It was getting late in the game, so we were pressing hard, about 5 minutes to go, and before you know it, all 5 of our guys were down below the circles, the puck takes a wierd bounce, and then we had the other team rushing on a 4 on 0, our goalie didn't realy know what to do, so at first he came out to try to take the puck off the guy, but then realized that was a bad idea, so he surrendered, but couldn't get back in time and they scored to make it 5-3.
Soon after, they took 2 bad penalties, and with two minutes to go, we go with a ballsy move, we pull our goalie to make it a 6 on 3. We scored with a minute and a half to go to make it 5-4. We put the goalie back in, took the face off, got it int heir zone, and pulled the goalie once again, and finally we sent in a rebound 8.4 seconds to go to tie up the game and send it to OT.
On my first shift in OT, right off the draw in our own zone, I come out, blcok a shot and go the other way, I took it end to end, only to rip a shot off the goalie's glove, then it carumed off the cross bar and into the netting. On the ensuing draw, it was won back to the d-man, he passed it to me along the boards, and I sent a shot/pass over to my center and he banged it home to take us to the finals, which begin tomrorow night, 3-game series.
Great fun game, I couldn't be happier to be abck on the ice, not too much rough stuff, but the team we play i the chapionship, is the same team that we brawled with a week ago, so this one should get nasty.
"We're all fu*ked up, it's worth remembering that."
- RIP George Carlin